Often confused for acne, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes the skin to appear flushed and can be accompanied by bumps. Although it cannot be cured, rosacea symptoms can be successfully managed with the proper care and treatment. Alta Vista Dermatology offers rosacea treatments to men and women living in the Denver and Highlands Ranch, CO, areas.
What is Rosacea?
When people have a tendency to blush or flush more than others, they may have a common skin disease called rosacea. The redness can spread from the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Some people have rosacea on their back, chest, and ears. There are different subtypes of rosacea with various symptoms for each. People often have rosacea for years and some have rosacea flare-ups throughout their lives, which can be painful and embarrassing. Fortunately, the Alta Vista Dermatology team in Highlands Ranch, CO can provide physical and emotional relief.
What Triggers Rosacea?
According to the National Rosacea Society, rosacea is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans and most of them do not know it. The organization conducted a survey that revealed 95 percent of rosacea patients knew little or nothing about the signs and symptoms of rosacea prior to their diagnoses. Therefore, it is important to know the triggers of rosacea. According to the National Rosacea Society, triggers include:
- Foods – dairy products such as yogurt and cheese, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and spicy foods
- Beverages – alcohol and hot drinks
- Weather – cold and hot temperatures
- Medical conditions – caffeine withdrawal syndrome and menopause
- Beauty products – certain hairsprays and cosmetics
What Treatments Are Available for Rosacea?
In addition to knowing the triggers of rosacea, it is important to understand the treatments available. We provide treatments that can reduce acne-like breakouts, the number of flare-ups, and redness. When treating rosacea, we tailor a unique treatment plan to match the specific needs of your skin. This is critical because various signs and symptoms require different treatments. We will address the triggers of your rosacea symptoms and discuss ways to avoid them. Our treatments include medication that is applied to the rosacea, and antibiotics in pill or topical forms. We can remove the thickening skin that appears on the nose and other facial areas with dermabrasion, lasers, or other light treatments.
If you suffer from rosacea, you can receive the effective and personalized care you need at Alta Vista Dermatology. Our board-certified team specializes in many advanced skin care treatments to help manage the symptoms of rosacea. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today. We proudly serve residents living in Denver and Highlands Ranch, CO.
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