Rosacea and Rosacea Treatments

An estimated 16 million Americans have rosacea, which is characterized by facial redness and bumps that resemble acne. Rosacea is more common among women, particularly those with fair skin between the ages of 30 and 50. It’s essential to partner with a dermatologist to properly treat and manage your rosacea. At Schweiger Dermatology, our rosacea treatments include lasers and light therapy as well as prescription medications to eliminate the facial redness and bumps associated with rosacea. If you have rosacea, contact us to discuss your treatment options and get rid of your facial redness immediately.

How to know if you have rosacea

Rosacea symptoms can be deceiving. Often times, rosacea patients don’t even realize they have it. Rosacea, which presents as flushed cheeks and tiny bumps, is often mistaken for acne. In fact, rosacea is one of the great imitators of acne! It’s important to consult a dermatologist if you have bumps on your skin as well as redness, so your skin can be properly assessed and properly treated. Other signs you might have rosacea include:

  • Bloodshot or irritated eyes
  • Your face is often red, much like a sunburn
  • Red bumps that look like pimples appear on your cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
  • Small red blood vessels on your skin
  • Red and bulbous nose

Common rosacea triggers

Believe it or not, there are everyday activities that can lead to rosacea flare-ups. These “rosacea triggers” are hard to avoid in real life, but can absolutely exacerbate or cause rosacea flare-ups. The most common rosacea triggers are:

  • Exercise
  • Eating spicy foods
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Drinking hot beverages
  • Taking a hot shower or bath
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • Sunlight
  • Stress
  • Extreme hot or cold temperatures

Rosacea Treatments

It is very important to seek out medical help for your rosacea. When left untreated, rosacea can severely impact your self-esteem and even cause permanent damage to the skin. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, for which there is no real cure, but it can be controlled. Those afflicted with rosacea are aware of how embarrassing the condition can be. No one has to live with rosacea. Thankfully there are effective rosacea treatment options available at Schweiger Dermatology. Our best-in-class 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
  • Advice on sunscreen use