If you experience red skin, facial blushing, or swollen pimples, you might have rosacea. At Fayette Area Dermatology in Fayetteville, Griffin, and Zebulon, Georgia, James Sandwich, MD, MPH, Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, and the expert team offer an array of treatments for rosacea to clear up your skin and diminish unpleasant symptoms. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
Rosacea is a common skin problem that causes facial blushing and often pus-filled bumps that look like acne. You might have flare-ups every so often or those that linger for several weeks or months. Treatment can help you manage the embarrassing or uncomfortable symptoms of rosacea.
Common rosacea symptoms include:
Your symptoms might be mild, moderate, or severe. Early detection and treatment is the best way to prevent uncomfortable rosacea symptoms.
Anyone can develop rosacea, but common risk factors include:
Triggers for rosacea symptom flare-ups include eating certain foods, sun, wind, and temperature extremes. Exercise, some medications, alcohol, and using certain skin or hair products are also triggers for some people.
To find out if you have rosacea, your Fayette Area Dermatology provider examines your skin and reviews your symptoms, as well as your medical history. They might order diagnostic tests to detect or rule out other conditions, such as lupus or psoriasis, that cause similar symptoms.
Your personalized treatment plan for rosacea could include:
It’s helpful to identify triggers for rosacea flare-ups, such as eating certain foods or drinking wine. Avoid your triggers when possible. Protect your skin from the sun by using sunscreen or protective clothing, be gentle with your skin, and avoid irritating skin care products.
Your dermatologist might prescribe medications that reduce unpleasant rosacea symptoms and improve your quality of life. You could use topical creams, gels, or oral medicines.
Laser therapy can reduce enlarged blood vessels associated with rosacea. You may need to repeat laser treatments periodically to maintain clearer skin.
Don’t live with flushing skin or acne-like pimples associated with rosacea when treatments are available. Schedule an appointment with Fayette Area Dermatology by phone or online to get treated today.