Plenty of moments in life can make you blush. If that blushing or flushing becomes persistent redness or secondary symptoms such as bumps or eye irritation appear, it is time to see one of our board-certified dermatologists to discuss whether or not it may be rosacea.
Although anyone can develop rosacea, it’s most common in fair-skinned individuals between the ages of 30-50. Some of the components of this condition may include:
- Flushing or blushing
- Fine blood vessels
- Red bumps or “pimples”
- Rhinophyma (the nose becoming larger and distorted)
- Ocular rosacea (the eyes feeling tired, burning or showing increased redness)
The cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure. However, knowledge of its signs and symptoms has advanced, and it can be effectively controlled with medical therapy and lifestyle changes.
There are several triggers for rosacea flare-ups including foods, stress, skincare, weather and exercise. Our dedicated team of board-certified dermatologists and medical providers will work with you to determine how elements may impact your condition and to develop a treatment plan specifically to meet your needs.
Some of the treatment options available at our practice include:
- Topical medication
- Skincare recommendations
- Oral antibiotics
- Laser treatments
When it comes to managing your skin’s health, it is important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable specialist. To find out more about treatment options, schedule an appointment to meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists by calling our office at 313-884-5100