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Rosacea Treatment in Miami

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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that is characterized by facial redness and visible blood vessels becoming visible. Rosacea usually affects the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead, but might also appear on the eyes, neck, chest, or back. For some people with rosacea, the condition might also cause swelling of the nose and pus-filled pimples on the face or chest.

What is the main cause of rosacea?

Unfortunately, there is no known cause of rosacea, but many doctors believe that rosacea may be caused by a neurovascular system or immune system problem. Your neurovascular system includes your veins, nerves, and arteries, while the immune system helps the body attack threats to the body. There are other theories for the causes of rosacea, which include genetics and other serious health conditions, like cancer.

What are the early signs of rosacea?

Rosacea may appear differently from one person to the next and for most people, not every sign or symptom of rosacea is present at the same time. However, people with rosacea will notice at least one of these symptoms:

  • Frequent blushing or flushing on the face
  • Noticeable facial blood vessels
  • Bumpiness, blistering, or pus-filled blisters on the face
  • Facial redness that will not go away

In addition to the above primary symptoms of rosacea, some people notice some of the below secondary rosacea symptoms:

  • Facial itching
  • Eye irritation
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Facial burning
  • Facial stinging
  • Vision loss
  • Raised patches of skin
  • Thickened skin
  • Facial skin swelling
  • Swollen nose

What triggers rosacea?

While the exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, there are several risk factors that may contribute to developing rosacea:

  • Genetics
  • Sun-damage to skin
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Skin type

Additionally, there are numerous possible environmental and dietary triggers for rosacea. If you have been diagnosed with rosacea, you may need to avoid the following to keep rosacea from flaring up:

  • Hot weather
  • Hot drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • High blood pressure medication
  • Alcohol
  • Certain makeup

How do you clear up rosacea and help rosacea flare-ups?

Some of the tips and tricks that can help calm a rosacea flare-up that you are experiencing include the following:

  • Avoid dietary and environmental triggers that you know cause your skin to flare up
  • Avoid using facial cleansers with fragrances, chemicals, or dyes
  • Wear facial sunscreen every day to protect your skin
  • Use green-tinted makeup to reduce the look of rosacea redness
  • Massage your face to reduce swelling from rosacea

Check in with your dermatologist at the Skin Center of South Miami to learn which skincare tips will work best for your skin type and personal needs. Because every individual has different skincare needs, a personal evaluation is necessary to ensure you have the best results.

How long does a flare-up of rosacea last?

A rosacea flare-up can last for anywhere from a day to multiple weeks, depending on your skin type, how you treat the flare-up, and the severity of the flare-up. The most important thing to remember when you are experiencing a rosacea outbreak is to get in touch with your trusted dermatologist as soon as you can to help you get your skin under control. Follow your dermatologist’s instructions for repeat flare-up treatments.

How do you stop rosacea from progressing?

It is possible to limit the progression of rosacea and improve the look of your skin by following the skincare routine that your dermatologist recommends. For many people, rosacea is manageable using dermatologist-recommended creams and lotions, good hygiene, dietary and lifestyle changes, and self-care.

Does drinking water help rosacea?

Yes. Drinking water is one way to help keep your temperature cool, keep your blood vessels from dilating, and flush out toxins from your body. If you suffer from rosacea, ask your dermatologist how much water you should be drinking each day to help manage your skin condition.

What is the best treatment for rosacea?

While there are some generally recommended treatment options, the best treatment for rosacea must be determined by your dermatologist. This is because everyone’s skin is unique and therefore, the skincare routine that works for will be unique. Some of the treatment options that may be recommended after a consultation with one of our dermatologists at the Skin Center of South Miami include:

  • Prescription creams for rosacea
  • Antibiotics for rosacea
  • Laser therapy for rosacea
  • Prescription gels for rosacea

If you are interested in learning more about rosacea prevention and treatment, visit our experienced dermatologists at the Skin Center of South Miami. Our providers are experts when it comes to treating rosacea and are dedicated to delivering personalized dermatology care for every patient, no matter how big or small your concerns are. Call us at 305-740-6181 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a consultation today.

 

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