Rosy Complexion? Flushed Cheeks? You May Have RosaceaAug 1, 2017
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition of the face that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. This condition is frequently misdiagnosed and confused with acne, sunburn or eye irritation. Because of these misdiagnoses, a large percentage of people suffering from rosacea fail to seek medical help due to a lack of awareness. It’s important to understand the warning signs of rosacea and the need for treatment to make the necessary lifestyle changes and prevent the disorder from becoming progressively severe.
5 Signs You’re More Susceptible To Rosacea
Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, you may be more susceptible to rosacea if you:
- Are fair-skinned
- Blush easily
- Are female
- Have a family history of rosacea
- Between the ages of 30 and 50
For many people, rosacea affects more than just the face. To reduce flare-ups and manage symptoms, it’s important to learn your rosacea triggers. Rosacea triggers may include:
- Getting too much sunlight
- Heavy exercise
- Extreme temperatures
- Certain foods or beverages
What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?
Rosacea frequently causes the cheeks to have a flushed or red appearance. The longer rosacea goes untreated, the higher the potential for permanent redness of the cheeks, nose and forehead. The symptoms of rosacea will not be the same for every person. Common symptoms include:
- Facial burning and stinging
- Facial flushing and blush that evolves to persistent redness
- Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
- Small, visible broken blood vessels on the face
- Acne-like breakouts on the face
- Watery or irritated eyes
If you recognize any of the warning signs of rosacea, visit your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. A dermatologist will examine your skin for common warning signs and tailor a treatment plan for your unique condition. Treatment will vary for each individual, ranging from topical medicine, antibiotics and lasers or light treatment. While there is currently no cure, with proper management patients can learn how to avoid triggers, prevent flare-ups and manage their condition to live a healthy, active life.
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
We want you to feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin checkup. We look forward to meeting you!