Rosacea is a condition most often seen in patients over 30 that are Fair-skinned, and have light-colored hair and eyes. It may begin as redness or blushing easily. The redness can spread across your face, ears, chest, and back. Rosacea can progress to rash-like areas of pimples and visible blood vessels on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. You may also experience symptoms like swelling, itchy, irritated eyes, and thickening of the skin. Rosacea has no known cause, but you may be at increased risk if this condition affects a family member too. Rosacea treatment can help you feel better. Treatment can prevent rosacea from worsening and improve your self-confidence and quality of life. Without treatment for your skin, rosacea can become more noticeable. Spider veins may appear on your cheeks from untreated rosacea.
How is rosacea diagnosed?
In most cases, Dr. McDaniel can diagnose acne and rosacea during a physical exam. Medical tests aren’t available to confirm a diagnosis of these conditions. Rosacea is not curable, but it can be kept under control with topical and oral medications. Laser and Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) can be used to help diminish broken blood vessels that result from rosacea. Dr. McDaniel will customize a treatment plan for your rosacea.
For more information on rosacea, please visit aad.org.