Posted on Jan 21st, 2016
Still suffering from acne decades after your teen years? Do you blush or get flushed often? You might be suffering with Rosacea.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects millions of Americans. Typically, those with fair skin, blue eyes and northern european ancestry are the most likely to be affected. Rosacea cases in women tend to be milder than those of men, who are affected in fewer numbers but suffer more severe cases and can experience more intense levels of redness.
Rosacea is a chronic and disruptive disorder of the facial skin, often characterized by frequent flare-ups and remissions. Rosacea presents itself as redness across your nose and cheeks, acne-like breakouts, skin that feels sore and easily irritated, visible thin purple veins or bloodshot eyes. It’s most commonly seen among 30-50 year olds. Rosacea becomes more noticeable with time and it’s marks can even become permanent.
If you find yourself with the symptoms of rosacea, you should consult one of our professionals. We will help you to identify and avoid triggers for your redness flare-ups, which can include spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic drinks. We can design a skin care program for you with our professionals skin care products to decrease irritation and acne breakouts, as well as improve the health of your skin.
In addition to our prescription medications and professional skin care, we also offer effective laser treatments to permanently reduce and even erase the redness and visible blood vessels from rosacea. Although there is no cure for Rosacea, treatment can control the disease. At Gainesville Dermatology we specialize in rosacea treatment and determining what triggers your symptoms.