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Rosacea


Rosacea is a common disorder of the facial skin that affects millions of Americans. Doctors don't know what causes it and there is no cure, but medical help is available to help control the signs and symptoms of Rosacea. The condition leaves patients with a red-faced, acne-like appearance.

Any of the following warning signs is a signal to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment, before the symptoms become increasingly severe. Signs of Rosacea include redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead; small visible blood vessels on the face; bumps or pimples on the face; watery or irritated eyes.

Fortunately, Rosacea can be effectively managed using special cleansers, topical treatments and oral medications, as well as a series of Intense Pulse-Light treatments (IPL) or Photorejuvenation. Common triggers include:

  • • sun, hot or cold weather and wind
  • • stress or anxiety
  • • saunas or hot baths
  • • heavy exercise
  • • alcohol
  • • hot drinks and spicy foods
  • • some skin care products and fragrances
  • • rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or topical products that sting

The key to managing this condition might be as simple as limiting your exposure to these triggers and eliminating unnecessary stress. For more information on treatment options, consult with our knowledgeable clinician by calling 321.751.9097 or 321.751-4485 to schedule an appointment.