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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition of the face that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. Because rosacea is frequently misdiagnosed and confused with acne, sunburn or eye irritation, a large percentage of people suffering from rosacea fail to seek medical help due to lack of awareness. It’s important to understand the warning signs of rosacea and need for treatment to make the necessary lifestyle changes and prevent the disorder from becoming progressively severe.
Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, you may be more susceptible to rosacea if:
- You are fair-skinned
- You blush easily
- You are female
- You have a family history of rosacea
- You are between the ages of 30 and 50
A frequent source of social embarrassment, for many people rosacea affects more than just the face. Rosacea is a chronic skin disease, which means it lasts for a lifetime. Learning what triggers your rosacea is an important way to reduce flare-ups and manage symptoms. This may include avoiding stress, too much sunlight, heavy exercise, extreme temperatures and certain foods or beverages.
What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?
Rosacea frequently causes the cheeks to have a flushed or red appearance. The longer rosacea goes untreated, the higher the potential for permanent redness of the cheeks, nose and forehead. Symptoms of rosacea will not be the same for every person. Common symptoms include:
- Facial burning and stinging
- Facial flushing and blush that evolves to persistent redness
- Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
- Small, visible broken blood vessels on the face
- Acne-like breakouts on the face
- Watery or irritated eyes
If you recognize any of the warning signs of rosacea, visit your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. A dermatologist will examine your skin for common warning signs and tailor a treatment plan for your unique condition. Treatment will vary for each individual, ranging from topical medicine, antibiotics and lasers or light treatment. While there is currently no cure, with proper management patients can learn how to avoid triggers, prevent flare-ups and manage their condition to live a healthy, active life.
Laser procedures can now remove or minimize the appearance of a variety of dermatological conditions. Whether you are interested in the removal of birthmarks, spider veins, vascular lesions, rosacea or another condition, there are dermatological procedures that can help. At Advanced Specialized Laser Center, Dr. Albert Nemeth is your Clearwater, FL, dermatologist and can advise you on procedures might be right for you.
Birthmarks are discolorations of the skin and can be vascular or pigmented. Vascular birthmarks are usually red or pink in color and result from an accumulation of blood vessels. Pigmented birthmarks contain melanin and are usually brown or tan in color. Birthmarks generally do not pose any health problems. However, many patients wish to have birthmarks removed for cosmetic reasons. In many cases, birthmark removal is possible with specialized laser treatments.
Spider veins tend to form on the face and legs. Facial spider veins often result from sun exposure over time, but can also be due to rosacea. Leg spider veins can be caused by regularly standing for extended periods of time. Genetic factors can also contribute to the development of leg spider veins. Women are more susceptible to developing spider veins in the legs than are men. Laser treatments are available for the removal of spider veins.
Vascular lesions are red patches on the skin that develop due to the formation of blood vessels beneath the skin. Vascular lesions can vary in size and shape. Some of these lesions are quite small and barely noticeable, while others are large and readily visible. Laser treatments can be used to target the blood vessels beneath the skin and remove the lesion. Ask your Clearwater dermatologist Dr. Nemeth, if laser treatment would work for your vascular lesions.
Rosacea causes inflammation and redness of the skin. It can also cause itching and discomfort. Various medications and treatments are available for treating rosacea, including laser therapy. Many patients who have undergone laser therapy for rosacea have experienced long-lasting results, such as reduction in redness and flushing.
Laser therapy procedures can be used to successfully treat or manage a variety of dermatological conditions. Whether you with to eliminate birthmarks, spider veins or vascular lesions or are simply seeking relief from rosacea, laser treatment can help. Visit Advanced Specialized Laser Center for more information about the different dermatological conditions that can be treated with laser therapy. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nemeth, your Clearwater, FL, dermatologist, call (727) 799-5273.