Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness, irritation, and visible blood vessels in your face. In certain cases, you can also develop small, pus-filled bumps. Symptoms can often flare up and remain visibly present for several weeks or months, then fade away for a period of time.
Sometimes mistaken for acne, rosacea can affect anyone, but it’s most common among middle-aged women who have light skin. Although there isn’t a cure for rosacea, certain treatments can control side effects and minimize symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of rosacea can include:
- Facial redness
- Blood vessels on the nose
- Cheeks swelling and becoming visible
- Swollen, red bumps
- Enlarged nose (rhinophyma)
What Causes Rosacea?
It’s unclear what exactly causes rosacea, but a combination of hereditary and environmental factors play a role. Females with light skin who are over the age of 30 have a higher risk of developing rosacea, along with smokers and people with sun damage.
A number of varying factors may trigger flare-ups, including:
- Hot drinks
- Spicy foods
- Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
- Extreme temperatures
- Sunlight or wind
- Strenuous activities
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
- Cosmetic products
Rosacea Treatment at Image Renu Dermatology
Image Renu Dermatology offers rosacea treatment options to address side effects, symptoms, and to help clear your skin when flare-ups occur. Our team can assess your skin and enact a custom treatment plan that will help decrease your symptoms and provide effective relief.
Find Relief From Rosacea Today!
Contact Image Renu Dermatology now to set up an appointment with our expert team of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. We would love to customize a unique treatment plan tailored to your skin’s needs.