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Is Rosacea Genetic?

Rosacea Treatment Miami, FLMen and women who have been diagnosed with rosacea are all too familiar with the signs of a flareup. Patients may experience difficulty in understanding their body’s triggers and knowing how to reduce flareups that can sometimes occur at the worst possible times! The team at Skin Center of South Miami is available to help patients get a proper diagnosis and to treat their condition as best they can—in turn improving patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is an incurable and poorly understood skin disease that can impact the appearance of the face. Patients with rosacea may notice that they have acne-like bumps and redness on their face. This redness may come and go over time, and may be anywhere from mild to severe. However, rosacea is often linked to triggers during periods where it is worse, meaning that there is a way to reduce the redness and improve the skin’s appearance on a more long-term basis. While the condition cannot be cured, many patients find relief by knowing and avoiding triggers that have produced flareups for them in the past.

What causes rosacea?

Patients diagnosed with rosacea may be interested in learning more about its origins. In most situations, rosacea is caused by genetics. In fact, researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine collaborated with the genetic testing company 23andMe, and have identified a genetic basis for rosacea. When patients have members of their family who have the condition, they are much more likely to develop the condition as well. In addition, it has been found that patients who have other conditions such as diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, sarcoidosis, or multiple sclerosis may also be at a higher risk for developing rosacea.

Are you interested in learning more about your condition?

If you have been diagnosed with rosacea and are interested in learning more about controlling flare-ups, the team at Skin Center of South Miami is here to help. Patients can call (305) 740-6181 to schedule an appointment at our practice, conveniently located in Suite 110 at 7800 SW 57th Avenue. New and existing patients are welcome at our South Miami, FL practice.


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