Rosacea is a common skin condition affecting the face and causing redness that may cover the nose, cheeks, and forehead. Currently, there’s no cure for rosacea, but you can manage the skin condition and reduce the occurrence of outbreaks. The team at Houston Skin Associates in Museum District,Houston, and Pearland, Texas, specializes in diagnosing and treating rosacea. Call the office or schedule your rosacea appointment online today.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes flushing or blushing of the face. You may also have visible blood vessels on the nose or cheeks, as well as bumps on the face that look like acne.
Anyone can develop rosacea, but it most often affects women. You may be more likely to develop rosacea if it runs in your family.
Researchers are still investigating what causes rosacea but theorize it may be due to an overactive immune system, genetics, environment, or a combination of these factors.
If you have rosacea, you want to pay attention to when you have flare-ups. Eating spicy foods, getting too much sun, and using certain skin care products may trigger the skin condition.
Though facial redness is the most common symptom of rosacea, the skin condition may cause a wide range of symptoms. The Houston Skin Associates team classifies your rosacea into a subtype based on your symptoms.
Subtypes of rosacea include:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea causes flushing, redness, and visible blood vessels on your nose, cheeks, or forehead.
With papulopustular rosacea, you may have redness and swelling, along with acne-like bumps on the face.
Phymatous rosacea causes the skin on the nose or cheeks to thicken, creating a bumpy texture.
Ocular rosacea causes red, irritated eyes and swollen eyelids.
You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Houston Skin Associates with concerns about rosacea. They ask detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history; then, they examine your skin.
Your provider diagnoses rosacea and its subtype after a physical exam.
The team also talks to you about your skin care routine and the activities that trigger your rosacea outbreaks.
When it comes to rosacea treatment, the Houston Skin Associates team first focuses on reducing flare-ups. These include identifying and avoiding your triggers, using sunscreen daily, and getting into a good skin care routine.
Houston Skin Associates also provides treatments for flare-ups, such as medication to reduce redness and acne, as well as cosmetic treatments such as laser therapy.
The dermatology practice also carries high-quality skin care products and can design a skin care treatment plan for you to use at home.
For expert rosacea care, call Houston Skin Associates or schedule an appointment online today.