Does your face always look as though you are blushing? Do you get bumps, similar to acne? If so, you may be one of the more than 14 million individuals in the US who suffer from Rosacea.
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition. Although the cause of this condition is still not fully understood, there are steps you can take to relieve the symptoms.
Before diving into the specifics, it may be beneficial to learn a bit more about this condition.
One of the first things you will likely notice about rosacea is redness appearing on your forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks.
Once the condition has been present for a while, you may begin to see broken blood vessels through your skin. Many people also suffer eye issues, such gritty dry eye and styes.
Some of the other symptoms you may experience include:
Rosacea symptoms often come and go, they can flare up for several weeks, go away, and then return.
While there is no cure for rosacea, there are a number of treatments that can be used to relieve symptoms of the condition. In most cases, a combination of lifestyle changes and medications can provide the best results. Some of the most common options for rosacea include:
Patients with rosacea often have dry sensitive skin. A gentle skin care regimen that repairs and soothes the skin barrier is the foundation of many rosacea regimens.
For the redness of rosacea, individuals can opt for laser treatment. This utilizes an intense pulsed light, which reduces visible blood vessels.
If you are interested in learning more about treatment options for rosacea, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced professionals at Dermatology San Antonio. You can contact us here or call the office at (210) 615-7171.