Rosacea is a common and long-lasting skin condition that typically affects the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. Are you scheduled to see a dermatologist about rosacea treatment? If so, then read on to learn some important questions that you should be asking your doctor.
What are the symptoms of rosacea?
Having knowledge of the symptoms of this condition can help you understand the disease and prepare for treatment. Rosacea symptoms usually start slowly and can initially be mistaken for sunburn. What begins as patchy redness and inflammation of the skin can progress to more lasting and obvious skin redness, as well as stinging or burning sensations for some individuals. Small red bumps that are solid or ones that are pus-filled can also develop, causing many people to mistake their symptoms for acne.
What is causing my rosacea?
Unfortunately, what causes rosacea is not known. However, some researchers believe that a genetic component may be involved. Also, this skin condition may be linked to certain eye disorders, other skin conditions, and migraines. Additionally, patients do report that triggers such as sunlight, heat, caffeine, alcohol, stress, spicy foods, and citric acid can cause flare-ups.
How is rosacea treated?
Avoiding your personal triggers will play a significant role in your rosacea treatment. To determine your triggers, begin to keep a symptom diary and use this to determine a pattern to your flare-ups. Making lifestyle changes that help you avoid your triggers can help prevent rosacea flares. Additionally, your dermatologist may prescribe antibiotic pills or a prescription gel or cream that is designed to ease the inflammation and swelling caused by your rosacea. Also, lasers and light treatments are used for some patients. Because there are different types of this skin condition, rosacea treatment plans can vary from patient to patient.
Are you looking for rosacea treatment? If so, then please call Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery today at (866) 400-3376 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and compassionate clinical dermatologists.