Characterized by skin that seems excessively red and bumpy, Rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans.
Generally afflicting those who tend to have a fairer complexion, who are between the ages of 30 and 50, and often more common amongst women, this condition can be a cause of embarrassment, anxiety and frustration. This does not have to be the case. When treated by a dermatology provider, rosacea can be managed.
What Rosacea Looks Like
We often see patients who are unsure if they have rosacea. Many times, the first appearance of rosacea can look like acne. Often people present with flushed cheeks. Or you may notice small red blood vessels on the skin, or your nose might seem redder and more bulbous looking. Your eyes could be affected and display a bloodshot aura. If you notice any of these things or are concerned that you may have rosacea, it is important to reach out to a dermatology provider.
Causes of a Rosacea Flare Up
As with any condition, there are certain activities or triggers which could ultimately lead to a rosacea flare up. It’s a good idea to try and understand as much about this particular issue as you can and consequently know what to avoid in an effort to minimize rosacea occurrences. Exercise, alcohol, caffeine, exposure to sunlight, hot showers or baths and even simply stress can all induce a flare up.
Types of Rosacea Treatments
We offer a variety of treatment protocols to help patients effectively control their rosacea. While there is no known cure, there are ways to minimize flare ups and most importantly, help you feel better about yourself and your appearance. Our rosacea treatments include:
- Prescription topical medications, including MetroCream, MetroGel, Cleocin, Clinda-Derm, Emgel, Erygel and Mirvaso, a cutting-edge treatment that gets rid of facial redness in record time.
- Antibiotic pills, such as Dynacin, ERYC, Flagyl, Vibramycin
- Laser treatments
- Red/Blue Light Therapy
- Stress-management techniques
- Skin care product recommendations that won’t irritate the skin
You don’t just have to “live with it.” There is help for rosacea and our dermatology providers are available to consult with you regarding the best course of treatment for your rosacea.