Stuart Millar Updated by Stuart Millar

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Facial redness with swollen bumps and small, visible blood vessels. Rosacea causes blushing and frequently visible blood vessels.


Dr. Harlan typically treats his adult patients for rosacea by having them apply SmartLotion® 2x per day for up to 2 weeks.

As long as the patient sees improvement during the initial 2 weeks, after 2 weeks he typically recommends tapering down to 1x per day for 2 weeks. The rate of tapering should vary based on how quickly the rash is healing.

He almost always also prescribes metronidazole to his rosacea patients, and provides independent instructions for its use.

Metronidazole is extremely effective at treating rosacea when combined with SmartLotion®.


To prevent rosacea outbreaks, Dr. Harlan tells his adult patients to maintain a routine of applying SmartLotion® 1x per day.

Some patients require intervals of 2x and 1x every other day SmartLotion® applications for complete flare-up control. Some patients require 1 application per day, and some only require 3 applications per week.

This is why long-term safety was so important to Dr. Harlan when he formulated SmartLotion®. For whatever maintenance schedule his patients require, he wanted to ensure that there would be no chance of side effects. Rest assured, SmartLotion® is 100% safe for long term use, as demonstrated in his peer-reviewed safety study.

To read Dr. Harlan's peer -reviewed safety study, please click here.

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