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Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes reddening and flushing of the skin.

When it first starts to develop, you may simply notice that you blush more easily than other people. With time, the redness becomes more persistent and can spread beyond your nose and cheeks to your forehead, chin, and other areas.

Acne-like pustules may form and, in some cases, the disease may affect your eyes and the shape and texture of your skin.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?
Rosacea symptoms vary in appearance and in their severity. You may experience:

Redness, flushing, and swollen skin
Acne-like breakouts
Broken blood vessels or spider veins
Thickened skin, especially on the chin, cheeks, forehead, and ears
Eyes that are reddened, dry, sensitive to light, and bloodshot
If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment at Associated Dermatologists for an evaluation.

What are the types of rosacea?
There are four types of rosacea:

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea
Symptoms include redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.

Papulopustular rosacea
Symptoms include redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.

Phymatous rosacea
Along with redness, your skin thickens and develops a bumpy texture.

Ocular rosacea
This form presents with red and irritated eyes, swollen eyelids, and inflamed eyelid edges.

How does a dermatologist treat rosacea?
Rosacea cannot be cured, but treatment helps reduce symptoms and ease discomfort. The right treatment can keep the condition from worsening.

Rosacea may not be present all the time. Rather, you may experience flare-ups, often due to triggers in the environment or behaviors. The team at Associated Dermatologists can help you figure out your triggers, which could be extreme weather conditions or spicy foods.

The team can also help you learn important precautions, such as wearing sunscreen diligently and being gentle when you care for your skin. They can recommend the best skin care products that won’t aggravate your condition.

In some cases, rosacea sufferers benefit from immunosuppressant medications or antibiotics. State-of-the-art laser treatments are also effective at reducing rosacea symptoms.

Discover how you can learn to live with rosacea. Call Associated Dermatologists for an appointment or book online today.