What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common, yet sometimes undiagnosed, condition that affects many people. It can affect anyone, but it is more common in middle-aged, females. The most common area affected is the face, which may cause embarrassment for the sufferer regarding their appearance. While there is no cure, drs skincare associates can help patients dealing with rosacea to reduce the effects and the impact on their appearance. Symptoms may come and go initially, and progress to become persistent and visible with time. A person with any of the following troublesome symptoms should seek evaluation by their doctor, so that proper treatment can be prescribed:
- Redness to the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead
- Tiny, visible blood vessels on the face
- Widespread small bumps or pimples on the face that cause a rough texture
- Scratchy and irritated eyes
To help patients with their appearance and confidence, we stay up-to-date on the newest and most effective treatments, and offer a variety of options to achieve positive results.
How can I avoid the development of rosacea flare-ups?
Avoidance of certain triggers may help reduce the effects of this condition. Some things aggravate the condition, because they increase blood flow to the skin’s surface. These include such things as hot foods and drinks, spicy foods, sun exposure, heated baths and saunas, stressful situations, alcohol, and some medications.
What are treatment options?
Current treatment options we offer include IPL or intense pulsed light, which is particularly effective for reduction of redness and the appearance of small blood vessels. Other commonly-used therapies are creams and pills. Securing effective care for rosacea can be quite a boost to one’s self-esteem and confidence. Trust drs skincare for effective evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions, including rosacea.