How We Treat Rosacea
Your dermatologist can diagnose rosacea during an appointment. It’s important to assess your medical history since rosacea can sometimes look similar to other conditions. Treatment for rosacea primarily includes taking the right steps to prevent flares and keep your skin protected.
Some of the most common triggers for rosacea include temperature, foods, exercise, or topical products. It’s important to identify these triggers with the help of your dermatologist so that you can avoid them. Additionally, you’ll need to keep your skin protected with daily sunscreen use and skincare products that do not irritate your skin.
We offer laser treatments to reduce the persistent redness that can occur in rosacea. We also treat rhinophyma, in which the nose becomes enlarged and bulbous, with minor surgery. Our team will help you create the ideal rosacea management plan during your appointment.
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Your rosacea doesn’t have to define your skin or your lifestyle. To learn more about how to manage your rosacea symptoms and begin creating the right treatment plan for you, we invite you to contact us by calling or booking online.
Rosacea is a common skin condition where your skin flushes or turns red because of different triggers. It commonly affects areas like the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin, but can also spread to areas like the chest and back. Rosacea can make it hard to feel comfortable in your skin, especially during flares, so it’s important to know that there are effective treatment options. With the help of our board certified dermatologists, we can create the ideal treatment plan for you to reduce the frequency and severity of flares.
Characteristics of Rosacea
- Redness and flushing
- Visible blood vessels
- Acne-like breakouts
- Thick and bumpy skin
Rosacea can come and go based on exposure to triggers. Rosacea can also make it difficult to feel comfortable with the way your skin looks when you feel red and flushed. It can look different for everyone, so it’s important to work with your dermatologist to determine what symptoms to watch out for and how to manage them. At Clara Dermatology, we offer expert care for your rosacea symptoms as well as some of the most effective treatments to keep your skin healthy and clear.
Types of Rosacea
There are different types of rosacea that can manifest differently for each person:
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Also called ETR, this type causes sensitivity and redness in the center of the face. It also commonly comes with visible blood vessels and spider veins, swelling, burning, dryness, and texture.
- Papulopustular rosacea: This type causes acne-like breakouts and redness that tends to come and go. Along with this, it can cause sensitivity, burning and stinging spider veins, and raised patches of skin called plaques.
- Phymatous rosacea: This type causes the skin to thicken in areas like the nose, chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears. Additionally, it can cause bumpy texture, visible blood vessels, enlarged pores, and oily skin.
- Ocular rosacea: This type affects the eyes, causing them to look watery or bloodshot as well as burn, sting, itch, and be sensitive to light. It may bring about visible blood vessels and even cysts around the eyelids.