RosaceaRosacea is a skin condition that may easily be mistaken for something else. As skin on the forehead, nose, cheeks, or chin begins to look red and inflamed occasionally, it might be thought of as acne, or even sunburn. Over time, however, blood vessels can become visible, and the condition may worsen to a point where well-being is affected.
Although rosacea is a condition affecting more than 14 million individuals in America, many people know little about this chronic facial disorder in which relapses periodically occur. No serious threat to health is posed by this condition, although those who experience severe, chronic flare-ups may be significantly affected on an emotional level, as the appearance of red, irritated skin in highly visible areas disrupts social and professional interactions. In some patients, the eyes can also become dry or have a foreign body sensation, and tissue on the nose can become more thick and bulbous.
Rosacea does not have to have the power to diminish your well-aging. At Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, there are professionals who can help you find relief through proper treatment, leading you back to your best complexion.
Recognizing rosaceaIn order to avoid the impact of severe rosacea, treatment is necessary. However, when you do not know this condition is the cause of redness, you will likely not seek professional help until irritation has worsened. There are warning signs that can alert you to the severity of skin irritation, such as:
- Facial redness localized on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin that is not linked to sun exposure
- Blood vessels become visible on the face or neck
- Hard, red bumps or pustules (pimples containing pus) develop on the face
- Eyes are regularly irritated and watery
- Nose is enlarged
Regaining your best skinEvery person may experience the signs and symptoms of rosacea in their own unique way. To determine if rosacea is to be blamed for the blemishes, and receive the most appropriate care, an appointment with your dermatologist is in order. At this time, rosacea is not a curable condition. However, it is possible to reverse the effects of even severe cases with proper medical care. The team at Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery will design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, giving you the power to regain your healthiest skin.
Treatment may include
- Trigger avoidance (red wine, hot spicy foods, temperature changes, emotional stress)
- Oral medications to decrease inflammation
- Intense pulsed light laser for redness
- Individualized skin care regimens with moisturizers, sunscreens, and other topical anti-redness creams
I had a very good experience with Dr. Selkin and the medical staff. Dr. Selkin was very personable and knowledgeable about my condition. I would definitely recommend him for dermatology needs.
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