Patients who suffer from rosacea often experience numerous symptoms including: significant redness of facial skin, pustules, and swollen features that are engorged with blood vessels. If you have begun to, or are currently suffering with these types of symptoms, it is important that you visit a Charlotte dermatologist for an evaluation of your skin condition. Early on, symptoms may not always be present. Therefore, in order to aid in proper diagnosis, be sure to tell your dermatologist about any facial signs and symptoms that may not be visually evident at the time of your office visit.
For example, if you have experienced significant flushing or redness, try to explain when it occurred and its duration. Tell your doctor about your diet and lifestyle, and if you have had extensive exposure to the sun. Your dermatologist will be asking you the specific questions that he or she needs to make a proper evaluation, just try to be as accurate and direct as possible during your evaluation.
Rosacea and your eyes
In some patients, rosacea can affect the eyes. It is especially important to inform your dermatologist about any eye discomfort you experience, such as:
- Burning or stinging
- Watery eyes
- Bloodshot eyes
Even if your eye symptoms are mild, your dermatologist wants to make a proper assessment in the event that they may want to refer you for treatment by an eye specialist.
Treatment for rosacea
Your dermatologist understands that even mild forms of rosacea can have a dramatic effect on your personal appearance, so it is important that you feel free to be forthright about the effect that rosacea has on your professional or social life. Your dermatologist may also enquire about your emotional well-being, in order to be able to determine the appropriate level of care. Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, progressive treatment has led to a growing number of medical therapies that your doctor can use as treatment to address your individual signs and symptoms.
Managing your symptoms
In addition to following any medical treatments that your dermatologist recommends, an important step in controlling flare-ups is to avoid lifestyle and environmental factors that can aggravate your condition. It is important to remember that what affects one rosacea sufferer may not affect another. Your Charlotte dermatologist can help you to identify and avoid the specific factors that affect your individual condition. The next step will be to match them to obvious flare-ups and signs and symptoms.
Rosacea treatment by your Ballantyne area dermatologists
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.