More Flush than Blush ... it Could Be Rosacea

If your face gets red frequently, it may be more than a blush … you may be one of the more than 16 Million Americans that has rosacea.

You may first notice redness, like a sunburn, on your cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. The redness comes and goes at first, but could become more frequent, or even permanent over time without treatment.

No one knows exactly what causes rosacea, but it can run in families and flare-ups can be triggered by certain foods and environmental conditions.

Types of Rosacea

Rosacea most often affects the face, but can also show up on the neck, scalp, chest, and eyes. There are four subtypes, though it’s not uncommon to have symptoms from more than one. 

Rosacea Triggers

Discovering the type (or types) of rosacea that cause your symptoms is just one small part of a complete diagnosis. 

Once you’ve been diagnosed, it’s easier to recognize what everyday habits and routines may be contributing to your symptoms. 

Here are some of the most common triggers:

Keep a diary and note what you believe triggers your rosacea so you can pass the information to your dermatologist at your next visit.

Rosacea Treatments

It’s important to take good care of your skin when you have rosacea. 

Your dermatologist may prescribe medicines, suggest dietary and lifestyle changes, and/or recommend dermatologic procedures to manage your rosacea. 

Here are some treatment options they may recommend:

It’s important to take a long-term approach to your rosacea management. Noticeable changes may take weeks or months to see but keep to the treatment plan for best results.

Daily Skin Care Routine

Your daily skin care routine should be rosacea-friendly. To get the most out of your treatment plan, make sure to take care of your skin using the following tips:

Get Help to Manage Your Rosacea

At this time, there is no cure for rosacea, but professional treatments by your dermatologist can lessen or even reverse your symptoms.

The dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater can diagnose your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan to improve the look and feel of your skin.

Call the office at (757) 461-1033 (Opt. 1.) today to schedule your appointment. 

 

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Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, located in Norfolk, Virginia, provides comprehensive personalized dermatologic care to patients of all skin types, conditions, and ages. Medical director Jonathan Schreiber, MD, PhD and the entire professional medical team at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater approach dermatologic exams from the medical root of an issue, and similarly, cosmetic issues from the science of a treatment, using science-based support and results with the treatment services offered to patients.

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