What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and blood vessels to appear on the face and may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea is often mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction, or other skin conditions, but with a comprehensive evaluation by a dermatologist, it can be diagnosed and treated.
Who gets rosacea?
While rosacea can occur in anyone, it most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin. The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is likely due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
Rosacea can be triggered or aggravated by several factors, such as:
What are some common signs of rosacea?
How is rosacea managed?
Rosacea can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life both personally and professionally, causing anxiety and self-consciousness. Although rosacea cannot be cured, several different treatment options are available to help control and reduce the signs and symptoms.
Depending on individual needs, medical therapies include topical and oral prescription medications and/or laser treatments. In addition, identifying and controlling or avoiding the triggers of rosacea is important to minimizing flare-ups.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your rosacea with one our providers, we will be happy to sit down with you to create an individualized treatment plan that best addresses your concerns and allows you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Clear Dermatology & Aesthetics Center and Valley of the Sun Dermatology are proud members of the National Rosacea Society.