In its early stages, rosacea can seem like something you can brush off. Sure, your skin might be redder or more textured than in the past, but maybe it doesn’t bother you. Or maybe your makeup hides it.
Here’s the thing, though. Rosacea doesn’t go away on its own. In fact, if you leave it untreated, it will generally get worse and can even permanently damage your skin.
If you think you might have rosacea or you’ve been diagnosed and you want to find effective treatment, our team at LUX Dermatology is here. With offices throughout California and Nevada, our rosacea experts can help you find the right plan to keep your symptoms under control.
When to see a doctor about rosacea
At first, it can be hard to spot rosacea. You might notice that your skin seems more flushed than normal. Even if it doesn’t really bother you, keep an eye on it.
Generally, it’s time to see a doctor if you notice any of these things:
- Redness that doesn’t go away
- Your skin getting thicker on your nose or cheeks
- Unexplained bumps and pimples
- More visible veins on your face
- Tenderness or warmth when you touch your skin
Rosacea can also affect your eyes. If your eyelids look red and swollen or you’ve noticed a burning, itching sensation in your eyes, talk to our team as soon as possible. Getting treatment can prevent you from getting a serious eye infection or developing other issues that could interfere with your eyesight if left unchecked.
What to expect with rosacea treatment
Studies show that not only can rosacea be controlled with proper treatment, but sticking with your treatment can make you less likely to have your symptoms come back down the road.
Here at LUX Dermatology, we tailor your plan to your specific symptoms. Many people see significant relief with lifestyle changes. We partner with you to identify the most common triggers of your flare-ups, which might include:
- Sun or wind exposure
- Spicy foods
- Certain medications
- Exposure to hot or cold
- Strenuous exercise
Then, we help you make lifestyle adjustments to minimize those triggers and the symptoms they cause.
At the same time, we help you develop a skincare routine that works for you.
Some people also benefit from medication, whether that’s a topical cream to minimize redness or acne medication or antibiotics to clear pimples.
If you’re interested, we can also explore laser treatment to further minimize redness and any visible veins on your face.
All told, no, your rosacea won’t go away on its own. But with your personalized treatment plan, we can help you keep your symptoms at bay. To get started, call one of our offices in California or Nevada, or book your visit online today.