Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness, inflammation and acne-like bumps on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. This skin condition most commonly affects those with fair skin between the ages of 30 and 60 years old, but it may be seen in all skin types.
Early treatment is crucial to curtailing this persistent skin condition, which can cause facial flushing and redness, skin thickening, acne-like breakouts, and even ocular (eye) symptoms. Rosacea can become more difficult to treat over time, causing more permanent redness to the center of the face, so it is best to inhibit the onset with a confirmed diagnosis and an effective treatment plan.
Many things can cause rosacea to flare. These triggers vary from patient to patient, but learning your triggers may help reduce flare-ups. The most common triggers include becoming overheated, eating hot spicy foods, consuming hot or alcoholic beverages, stress, sun exposure, and extreme temperatures. Treatment regimens typically include sun protection, avoiding these triggers, gentle cleansers, and topical medications. Oral antibiotics are also effectively used in rosacea to help reduce inflammation.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea, but it can be well controlled. Rest assured, we offer effective, leading-edge treatments to manage your rosacea, from medications to laser treatments. Patients respond differently to therapies, so consult with our Dermatologists or Physician Assistants to see which treatment option may be best for you.