Rosacea, which is a skin condition that causes red, thickened skin on the nose, neck, or chest, affects nearly 16 million Americans, although many go undiagnosed. The skincare experts at Elite Dermatology, with offices in Houston, Katy, Kingwood, Vintage Park, and the Heights, TX, provide advanced treatment options for rosacea to reduce symptoms and improve the look of your skin. Call today, or book an appointment online.
Rosacea is a benign skin condition characterized by reddened skin that appears on the face, chest, or neck. It typically shows up in adults between ages 30 and 50, and though rosacea can affect anyone, it’s more common in light-skinned individuals and people of Scandinavian descent. Smoking may also increase your risk of developing rosacea.
Certain factors can trigger a rosacea flare up, including consumption of alcohol, eating spicy foods, change in weather, intense emotions, sun or wind exposure, or makeup.
Most people with rosacea are unaware they have the condition. Some common symptoms that may indicate rosacea include:
People with rosacea also commonly experience eye discomfort, including dry, irritated, and swollen eyelids.
The board-certified dermatologists at Elite Dermatology offer a number of treatment options to help manage your rosacea, including oral medications, topical ointments, and laser or light treatment, to help reduce redness, clear up your skin, and prevent flare ups.
There is no cure for rosacea, but if left untreated, the skin condition can worsen and may lead to rhinophyma, which is the enlargement of the oils glands in your cheeks and nose, causing a buildup of tissue. This condition takes years to develop and affects men more than women.
If your skin is thickened by rosacea, the team at Elite Dermatology may recommend dermabrasion, a skin resurfacing procedure that helps smooth out your skin, improving its look and feel.
In addition to the medical management of your rosacea, the board-certified dermatologists at Elite Dermatology also recommend you take steps at home to help prevent flare ups, such as avoiding your rosacea triggers and wearing sunblock daily.
Using a gentle hand when cleaning your skin is also recommended to help reduce irritation and skin a flare up.
If rosacea affects your eyes, the skincare experts recommend washing your eyelids several times a day to relieve your symptoms.
For rosacea management, call the office, or schedule an appointment using the online booking agent today.