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More than 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It causes redness, visible blood vessels, pimples, and swelling on the face but can also affect the neck and chest. At LUX Dermatology, with offices in Sparks or Henderson, Nevada, and Stockton, Manteca, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Porterville, Hanford, and Visalia, California, the experienced dermatologists create personalized rosacea treatment plans to keep your skin clear. For treatment of your rosacea, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.
Rosacea Q & A
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is chronic, meaning that it’s a long-term condition. It affects the skin tone and texture on your face, neck, and/or chest. It initially starts as a blushing or flushing. Over time, the redness becomes more chronic and spreads to your nose, cheeks, and forehead.
Anyone can develop rosacea. However, you may be at greater risk of developing the skin condition if it runs in your family or you have light skin with a history of sun damage. Smokers are also at greater risk of developing rosacea.
What are rosacea symptoms?
Rosacea symptoms differ in type and severity. Common symptoms include:
- Facial redness and swelling
- Small, dilated blood vessels on your skin’s surface
- Pimples and bumps
- Thickening of the nose and cheek skin
- Warm, tender skin
Rosacea can also affect your eyes, causing red, dry, and irritated eyes and swollen eyelids. When rosacea affects your eyes, it’s called ocular rosacea.
What are rosacea triggers?
Rosacea isn’t contagious, but certain things can irritate your skin and trigger a flare-up. Common rosacea triggers include:
- Increased exposure to the sun
- Alcohol consumption
- Eating spicy food
- Hormonal changes
- Temperature changes
When you visit LUX Dermatology for a rosacea consultation, the skin experts spend time helping you figure out your rosacea triggers to minimize flare-ups.
How is rosacea treated?
Rosacea isn’t curable, but the team of experienced dermatologists at LUX Dermatology can help you manage your rosacea. They develop personalized plans that focus on reducing flare-ups and keeping your skin clear.
Lifestyle changes are a significant part of treating rosacea. In addition to identifying and avoiding your rosacea triggers, your dermatologist at LUX Dermatology helps you come up with a skin care routine to protect your skin.
Your skin care plan includes suggestions on how to wash your face to lessen the irritation. Your dermatologist also recommends that you apply sunscreen daily.
The LUX Dermatology team can also prescribe medication to treat your rosacea symptoms, like topical creams to reduce redness, antibiotics to clear up pimples, and acne medication.
LUX Dermatology also offers advanced laser treatments to reduce redness and remove visible blood vessels.
To clear up your rosacea, call the experts at LUX Dermatology today or book an appointment online.
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