Rosacea is a chronic condition that is characterized by flare-ups of redness and ruddy texture on the cheeks, nose, forehead and/or chin. Though the symptoms tend to come and go, rosacea needs to be treated in a proactive way. If it’s not, your skin may become excessively swollen and bumpy due to the condition. Though these are the most common signs and symptoms of rosacea, it’s important to note that their severity will vary depending on your unique skin condition. As experts in the gentle yet effective treatment of rosacea, we will help you determine how to best manage and resolve your symptoms to restore your clear skin and quality of life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rosacea and What Symptoms Will Develop?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder causing facial redness that worsens over time. You may have a frequent blush at first, then the redness usually becomes more permanent and spreads across your face.
What Are The Good And Bad Laser Treatments For Rosacea?
Almost any type of laser treatment has the potential to worsen the rosacea temporarily or permanently when not used correctly.
How To Prevent Rosacea?
Rosacea has a genetic component and is a chronic condition that is managed, rather than cured. Prevention involves avoiding the aggravating factors such as sun overexposure, using sunscreen, and otherwise avoiding things that “traumatize” the face. For example, in those with rosacea, the skin looks more red after being in a hot environment or drinking alcohol because in both cases, the blood vessels dilate and more blood goes to the surface of the face. By themselves, however, heat and alcohol do not cause rosacea.
What Triggers Rosacea Flare-Ups?
Rosacea symptoms are known for cycling between flare-ups that last weeks to months and periods of remission. Each patient has different triggers that make their rosacea symptoms flare, so it is important to work with a skilled dermatologist that will help you determine your exact triggers.
Can Rosacea Be Treated?
In most cases, the answer is yes. However, the treatments are not typically curative or permanent. For some patients, exacerbations can be prevented by avoiding sun, spicy food, alcohol or straining. Sunscreen is always recommended with a SPF of at least 45, if possible.