Rosacea can cause uncomfortable symptoms and keep you from feeling confident in your work or personal life. There is no cure for rosacea, however, a dermatologist can provide you with effective treatment options to manage your symptoms and get your skin looking and feeling better.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin disease that affects the face, leading to redness in the cheeks, chin, and forehead. Anyone can be affected by the condition although it’s more common in individuals with fair skin. The condition can flare up in certain situations, be mild, or cause other more bothersome symptoms.
Symptoms of Rosacea
Rosacea appears with the following symptoms:
- Facial redness due to swollen blood vessels
- Red bumps, often mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction
- Eye dryness, irritation, or red eyelids
- Enlarged nose from thickened skin
Rosacea not only affects the individual physically, but can also lead to feelings of anxiety surrounding social situations, frustration and embarrassment, low self-esteem, and depression.
What Causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, however, there are many factors that seem to make the condition flare up and worsen including:
- Exposure to sunlight
- Temperature changes
- Spicy foods
- Emotions (stress, anxiety, embarrassment)
- A family history of the condition
How is Rosacea Treated?
There is no test for rosacea, but our experienced doctor at JDHR will be able to diagnose the condition through an examination and discussion of your medical history and symptoms. Treatment plans are focused on controlling symptoms and often include:
- Medications to reduce redness
- Antibiotics to fight inflammation
- Isotretinoin to clear acne-like bumps
- Laser therapy to reduce redness and visible blood vessels
If you’re living with rosacea that is negatively affecting your life, visit our office to discuss your treatment options. Although rosacea can’t be cured, proper treatment can help to relieve your symptoms. If you are in the Jupiter, FL area, you can contact Jupiter Dermatology for your rosacea treatment.