Rosacea Treatment in Midland, TX
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness, pimples, and broken blood vessels that typically only affect a person’s face and eyes; however, it also sometimes affects the neck, chest, ears, or other areas.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea?
The most common symptom of rosacea is redness, flushing or visible blood vessels on your skin; however, there are a variety of symptoms caused by rosacea, including:
- Stinging and burning
- Patches of rough, dry skin
- A swollen, bulb-shaped nose
- Larger pores
- Broken blood vessels on your eyelids
- Bumps on your eyelids
- Problems with seeing
- Sensation of a foreign object in the eye
What Causes Rosacea?
While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, researchers believe that rosacea may be caused by an overactive immune system, family genetics, environmental factors, or a combination of these factors.
Flare-ups of rosacea differ from person to person; however, the most common rosacea flare-up triggers include:
- Sunlight and UV exposure, including tanning beds
- Some cosmetic, skin or hair products, such as hairspray
- Hot or cold weather
- Stress and emotions
- Spicy foods
- Hot drinks
- Some medications
Who is Most Likely to be Affected By Rosacea?
Some of your personal attributes may increase your risk of developing rosacea. Your risk of developing the skin condition increases if you:
- Are a woman
- Are between the ages of 30-60
- Have light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes
- Had severe acne
- Have family members with rosacea
Rosacea is very common and affects an estimated 14 million people in the U.S. While rosacea is more common in women, men can also develop rosacea; however, it is normally more severe for men than it is for women.
Treatment Options for Rosacea
Treatment options for rosacea will vary person to person. Some individual factors that may impact your individual treatment include:
- The type of rash
- Your tolerance to specific medications
- Your age and medical history
- Your personal preference
Some treatment options may include:
- Topical and oral antibiotics
- Prescription creams or lotions
- Laser therapy
- Glycolic acid peels
- Diet modifications
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re looking for treatment for rosacea or skin redness in Midland, Texas, we would love to see you at Midland Dermatology! Our board-certified dermatologists and certified physician assistants can help diagnose, manage and treat your skin condition.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at Midland Dermatology, call 432-689-2512.
*The content provided in this post is for informational purposes and does not diagnose or treat any medical conditions or diseases. Always seek guidance from a physician regarding any medical concerns you may have.