Rosacea affects millions of Americans. It can be a difficult skin condition to deal with because rosacea affects everyone differently and it requires a dermatologist’s skill and patience for proper diagnosis and treatment of it. We understand that rosacea is much more than a skin condition; it can affect the confidence of sufferers, and can be socially debilitating. Redness of the skin is one of the most common characteristics of rosacea, affecting various parts of face, cheeks, nose, and chin. However, it is important to remember that there are some people that do not have any skin redness may, yet they can be diagnosed with rosacea.
There is much that is unknown about rosacea, for example, we do not completely understand with certainty why people get it. Typically, people with rosacea have an abnormal function related to their facial capillaries, leading to easy and frequent flushing. Studies have also shown that a very specific type of mite is associated with rosacea. There are also studies connecting rosacea with the body’s inability to process a specific protein properly. Rosacea can be improved successfully, but one must remember that it is a lifelong skin condition, for which there is no cure. However, the condition can be controlled through continuous management.
How dermatologists treat rosacea
A dermatologist will start by performing a comprehensive evaluation that will determine all of a patient’s signs and symptoms that are related to rosacea. The dermatologist puts together an individualized treatment plan, as different signs and symptoms will require different treatments. This plan may include one or more of the following procedures:
- Application of medications to the rosacea
- Recommendations for sunscreen
- Skin rejuvenation creams and ointments
- Lasers and/or light treatments
- Antibiotic therapy
Some people can expect to have rosacea flare-ups for life, but continuous treatment can prevent the rosacea from getting worse. Treatment also can reduce the skin breakouts, redness, and the frequency flare-ups. A dermatologist can help you learn what triggers your rosacea, so that you can manage your lifestyle to try to avoid these triggers, by following a rosacea skin-care plan.
One of the top Charlotte 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.