The red, inflamed skin that presents from chronic rosacea can be very unpleasant and detrimental to the health and appearance of your skin. Rosacea is often confused with other skin conditions (like acne) but requires its own type of treatment to be managed correctly. Our providers have innovative solutions for skin with rosacea to decrease the appearance of this condition. Rosacea can happen to almost anybody, but it is prevalent among middle-aged women with light-colored skin. There are four types of rosacea (papulopustular, ETR, phymatous, and ocular rosacea). Papulopustular rosacea (acne-like rosacea) looks like an acne breakout that is very red and swollen. Phymatous rosacea is a more advanced stage of the condition where the skin thickens and has a bumpy texture. Ocular rosacea causes the eyelids to swell and the eyes appear red and irritated.
When rosacea is left untreated, it will worsen over the years, causing symptoms to achingly continue and flare up for weeks at a time. Have one of our providers examine your skin for rosacea symptoms at either Hurst or Weatherford, TX office. We can create you a customized treatment plan today.
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Though the precise cause of the condition is unknown, many in the medical community feel that it is brought on by a combination of environmental and hereditary components. Individuals of Scandinavian or Celtic ancestry appear to have a greater predisposition to rosacea. Patients normally have other relatives who suffer from severe acne or rosacea. Many think that an overactive immune system may lead to rosacea, especially when your immune system panics with exposure to a specific bacterium. These theories, however, have not been demonstrated to be entirely supported.
You will find that you have your own triggers that aggravate your rosacea because they raise the blood circulation to the top of your skin. These may include spicy foods, alcohol, hot drinks, sun exposure, extreme temperatures, hot showers and/or baths, anxiety, anger or embarrassment (flushing or blushing), overexertion, medications, or drugs.
When you have rosacea, you may have off and on again symptoms that range from mild to severe. The most obvious indication of this dermatological condition is the redness that appears on the face when your blood vessels in your cheeks and nose swell. Rosacea may also look and discharge like a blemish or acne with infection. Skin with rosacea may also feel tender, warm, and thick. Nose skin with rosacea is known to thicken and expand, which causes a bulbous look.
Even though there is no current cure for rosacea, there are noninvasive treatments available at SkinMD, such as:
- Antibiotics (in capsules, cream, gel, or lotion)
- Medical-grade acne medications
More invasive treatment may be needed in circumstances where the rosacea on the skin become irreversible (such as the continuous appearance of enlarged blood vessels or discoloration). Laser skin treatments or electrosurgery may be utilized to minimize the look of blood vessels and to eliminate excess tissue buildup.
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If you think you may have rosacea, please contact SkinMD to schedule an appointment so you can put the worry behind you and learn how to care for your skin. We are also accepting new patients with a rosacea diagnosis who need a medical professional to manage their skin care. Our providers in Hurst and Weatherford, TX are very knowledgeable about innovative remedies and can offer relief and hope.