Rosacea Treatment in Central Texas
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face. In addition to facial redness, it can lead to pimples, burning sensation, swelling, skin thickening, enlarged glands, irritated eyes, and enlarged nose. It can be confused with acne, allergic reactions, or other common skin conditions. Rosacea is most common in middle-aged and older adults. It tends to affect women and people with fair skin more. Unfortunately, rosacea is a lifelong disease without a cure. However, there are many treatment options available.
The Photofacial is a great way to clear the disfiguring redness of rosacea. Photofacial also treats the signs of sun-damaged skin, including that splotchy look created by broken blood vessels and brown spots. In addition, the providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology will recommend the most up-to-date topical prescriptions and skincare products available.
What Causes Rosacea Symptoms?
In most cases, rosacea begins to develop after age 30. It shows up as redness on the nose, chin, cheeks, forehead, or any combination. Some people may have it on their chest, scalp, and ears as well. Additionally, patients may notice irritation and redness in their eyes. Symptoms can come and go, but as people age, they tend to become worse without treatment. Bumps may develop and can grow into swollen excess tissue.
Most people with rosacea find that certain situations and interactions cause their rosacea to trigger and flare-up. Identifying and avoiding these triggers can help alleviate symptoms. Some of the most popular rosacea triggers include:
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Hot baths and showers
- Hot weather and temperature extremes
- Sun exposure or wind
- Emotional stress and anxiety
- Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
- Strong soaps and skincare products
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
- Cosmetic, skin or hair care products
There are many treatments and therapy possibilities for controlling rosacea symptoms. Many people have different treatments that work better than others. At Tru-Skin Dermatology, we’ll help you find the treatment process that works for you and your skin. Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea. But with these treatments, you can prevent your symptoms from getting worse, stay more comfortable, and reduce the physical signs on your skin. Treatments include:
- Knowing and avoiding your triggers
- Protecting your skin from excess sun exposure using sunscreen and protective clothing
- Laser treatment
- Photofacial treatment
- Topical ointments
- Mild skin products
- Avoiding scrubbing and harsh treatment on your skin
When Should I Book an Appointment?
If you have experienced persistent redness and discomfort on your skin, it’s time to contact Tru-Skin Dermatology to schedule your appointment. Our diagnosis process contains a physical exam of your skin and eyes and a medical history questionnaire. We do not need to conduct any medical tests as we rule out other conditions, such as allergies. If we diagnose you with rosacea, we can create a treatment plan that works for you and your skin. Contact our office today for fast, reliable treatment. Rosacea does not subside on its own. It requires routine treatment to lower symptoms. We’ll accurately diagnose your condition and help you with a unique treatment plan that works with your lifestyle and schedule.