Everything You Need to Know About Rosacea
April is designated as Rosacea Awareness Month as an effort to educate more people about the impact of this common facial condition. It’s estimated that at least 16 Million Americans have been diagnosed with rosacea. With a better understanding of rosacea, those experiencing symptoms can seek treatment and understand the skin disorder better.
Additionally, this month also serves as a reminder that those with rosacea aren’t alone and without hope.If you think you might have rosacea and haven’t sought treatment, see a dermatologist to learn what tactics can help you. Let’s take a closer look at this all-too-common skin condition and how Skin Wellness can help you treat it.
Rosacea is a condition that primarily affects the central face and manifests as flushing/redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. The symptoms of rosacea can escalate to visible blood vessels, inflammatory bumps, broken capillaries, and breakouts if left untreated. In up to 50% of cases, the eyes are impacted with itchiness and soreness.
The condition tends to first appear in the late 20s and early 30s for most people. The earliest signs of rosacea are often ignored because people assume the symptoms are temporary, but rosacea can worsen and persist without medical treatment.
Causes of Rosacea
The causes of rosacea are mostly unknown; however, some circumstances make it likelier to develop. Those with more sensitive skin and those more prone to blushing are more likely to develop the disorder. Rosacea is also heritable and can be passed along through family genes.
Those with rosacea usually have triggers that cause flare-ups and should try to avoid them. Spicy foods, alcohol, hot drinks, and temperature changes are all examples of triggers that might cause symptoms to worsen. Chronic sun exposure will also increase persistent redness.
Treatments of Rosacea
With awareness and research, proper treatment for rosacea is becoming more accessible. There are several effective medications and topical ointments that a dermatologist can prescribe. These medications ease rosacea in the short term but hardly deliver long-term results.
Long-term effective solutions include laser treatments that target blood vessels at the skin’s surface. Newer laser treatments don’t cause any bruising or long-term side effects and can last up to four years.
Finally, a good skincare routine can be a tool for Rosacea management. Dermatologists will recommend gentle cleansers and moisturizers that don’t irritate the skin. At Skin Wellness Dermotology, we work closely with patients to create a personalized and effective skincare plan to treat skn conditions like Rosacea.
Discover Healthy & Beautiful Skin with Skin Wellness
Skin Wellness Dermatology strives to offer effective medical solutions to common skin conditions—including rosacea. We provide treatments that contribute to healthy and glowing skin. After a quick consultation with our certified professionals, you’ll receive a unique customized treatment plan!
Contact the professionals at Skin Wellness today online or by calling 205-678-7518 to achieve your best and healthiest skin.