Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects over 16 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is not known and there is no cure. Medical treatment is available to help treat and keep signs and symptoms of rosacea under control and maintained.
Common signs of rosacea include:
- Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.
- Small visible blood vessels on the face.
- Bumps or pimples on the face.
- Watery or irritated eyes.
Rosacea is a chronic disorder and is typically characterized by relapses and remissions. Treatment for rosacea may include medical therapy and lifestyle modifications. Watching for triggers, which may not be the same from one person to the next, and continuing therapy seem to help prevent recurrence of symptoms.
A Full Broad Spectrum SPF is recommended daily, as well as skin care products that do not contain harsh chemicals or ingredients that may irritate or cause a rosacea flare. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, a topical prescription may be recommended.
In addition to medical treatment, many rosacea sufferers also seek cosmetic treatments to treat signs and symptoms of the disorder. Laser therapy is a common cosmetic procedure performed on rosacea sufferers to treat and remove visible blood vessels or reduce redness. IPL-RF and V-Beam are two popular laser treatments that are successful for treating redness and blood vessels.
If you think you may have rosacea, and would like medical or cosmetic treatment, call Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa to schedule an appointment.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient and there is no guarantee of specific results.