Get help with Rosacea treatment
Have you noticed that you become flushed more quickly than others? Perhaps you have redness or inflammation that occurs on other areas of the body, such as the forehead, chin, ears, chest, or back. If so, you may have a common condition known as rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic condition that often begins with flushed cheeks and eventually progresses to a persistent redness on the face and beyond. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are treatment options to improve the appearance of the skin. At DSA Dermatology in Plano, Texas, our team has experience diagnosing and treating patients with rosacea.
What causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is largely a mystery, although some contributing factors are related to the environment and heredity. Scandinavian or Celtic decent patients seem to be at a higher risk of developing the condition. Also, individuals with rosacea may have family members who have the condition or a history of severe acne.
Signs of Rosacea
The beginning signs of rosacea can be difficult to diagnose because the redness often comes and goes, leaving most people to believe it is normal. Papules and pustules, red bumps that can be filled with pus, are often mistaken for adult acne. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s important to seek evaluation from a dermatologist to determine if it is related to rosacea:
- Redness in the central part of the face that does not go away
- Visible blood vessels on the nose or cheeks
- Swollen red bumps on the face
- Swollen eyelids or dry, irritated eyes
- Thickening of the skin on the nose
Treatment for Rosacea
Since there is no cure for rosacea, treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and usually includes a combination of therapies. Antibiotics are often prescribed to reduce inflammation. Certain acne medications can also be effective at controlling rosacea.
Laser and light therapy treatments like intense pulsed light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) can help with collapsing blood vessels, reducing redness and skin thickening.
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