What is rosacea?
Rosacea is one of the most common disorders of facial skin. It is a rather visible condition that tends to leave people with rosacea to feel isolated. Even though 14 million Americans deal with varying types of rosacea, many believe that their condition is rare. Fair skinned or light- skinned people are most likely to develop it, but it can occur in others. The great majority of rosacea patients know little or nothing about it until their dermatologist gives them a diagnosis. We want to help people understand who is at highest risk, and what are the most common signs and symptoms. There is no cure for rosacea, but under the care of a board certified and excellent Ballantyne dermatologist, it can be controlled.
Who is at risk?
The highest risk group is people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Most are fair-skinned, often with blonde hair and blue eyes. For some reason, many rosacea patients have a prior history of severe acne. Researchers believe that this skin condition is hereditary. A relatively large percentage of patients have someone in their family tree who also had rosacea.
Treatment from a dermatologist
If treatment begins in the early stages of rosacea, the greater your chances of controlling the disease according to an excellent Ballantyne dermatologist. “Control” does not mean that you will not notice the condition on your skin. It means that you will be able to control or eliminate symptoms such as burning and itching. Treating rosacea can also help stop it from getting worse. The longer you go without treatment, the harder it is to relieve the symptoms. Many people put off seeking treatment because they believe that the condition will go away on its own. Self-treatment is a game of chance because different types of rosacea require different types of treatment. Be forewarned that some over the counter treatments can make rosacea worse. To get the best results, visit a board certified and excellent Ballantyne dermatologist to learn what triggers your rosacea.
Dermatologists on the Ballantyne area of Charlotte
The severity of skin conditions such as rosacea depends on many factors. If you are finding it difficult to live with rosacea, the doctors at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin care, and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your rosacea or any other skin condition.