If you suffer from rosacea, your dermatologist can be your best defense to keep rosacea under control and well maintained. There is no cure for rosacea, but with proper home care, maintenance and treatment, you can help keep symptoms down and your skin healthy and looking its best. Rosacea treatment options vary depending on the severity and extent of the symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea:
- Red or flushed face, cheeks, nose or chin
- Small inflammatory papules or pustules (similar to acne but without comedones)
- Telangiectasias, or tiny red blood vessels on the face, typically on nose, cheeks and chin
- Irritated eyes or eyelids (less common than the redness and papules)
- In rare cases, if left untreated, enlargement and disfiguring of the nose.
Rosacea sufferers typically have skin that is very sensitive so it is important for them to know how to properly care for their skin. If you have rosacea, Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa has the resources and information you need to keep your skin as healthy and comfortable as it can possibly be. Many people have rosacea and don’t even realize they have it. People with mild to moderate rosacea, or rosacea in its early stages, commonly self-diagnose themselves with acne. Although rosacea symptoms at times can closely resemble certain types of acne, the causes are very different. For this reason, rosacea treatment options differ from acne treatment options. There are many acne treatments that can make rosacea worse.
For many people, rosacea symptoms can become worse with specific triggers.These triggers may include:
- Extreme heat or extreme cold
- Spicy foods
As there is no cure for rosacea, learning and avoiding your triggers can help keep your rosacea under control. When your symptoms are unable to be controlled by avoiding triggers, you may want to see a seek treatment to keep them from getting worse.
Treatment of rosacea may include:
- Topical prescriptions
- Oral medications or antibiotics
- Home skin care products
- Light therapy or laser therapy
- Micropeels for sensitive skin
- Facial treatments
If you have rosacea and would like more information or are seeking treatment options, call Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa for an appointment.
If you have been diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist for rosacea, but would like recommendations on skin care products or mineral makeup, call (770) 952-1977 for a free skin care analysis and consultation (link) with one of our licensed aestheticians.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient and there is no guarantee of specific results.