Rosacea (rose-AY-sha) typically occurs in both males and females with fair skin after the age of 30. Rosacea causes pink/red flushing of the skin as well as acne-like lesions and broken blood vessels on the face. There are 4 different types of rosacea:
- Erythematous/Telangiectatic – Redness and flushing with or without broken blood vessels
- Papulopustular – acne-like lesions
- Rhinophymatous – typically in older males when rosacea causes enlargement of the nose and thickened skin
- Ocular – irritation of the eyes and eyelids that may feel like sand is in the eyes
Rosacea is inherited with your skin type, so although it cannot be cured, dermatologists have many different treatment strategies to improve and control rosacea. Topical creams (such as Finacea, Metrocream, or Soolantra), oral pills, and laser treatments (such as the V-beam) may be used alone or in combination. It takes teamwork on the part of the patient and their dermatologist to develop an individualized plan that is right for you.
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If you or someone in your family suffers from rosacea, make an appointment today at Renew Dermatology to start on the
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