What is it? Rosacea is a common vascular facial skin problem that is most common in adults over the age of 30. Symptoms can present themselves in a variety of ways:
- The most common symptom of Rosacea is facial redness or flushing. This occurs most frequently in people with fair skin and over the age of 30 but it is not limited to those individuals. This condition may come and go or be persistent and could be the first sign of Rosacea.
- Another common sign of Rosacea is small, red lines beneath the skin. These are visible blood vessels just below the skin on the face.
- Less common but more noticeable symptoms are pimples or swollen bumps on the nose. While these bumps may look like acne, it’s not the same. The breakout may appear with our without blackheads or pustules.
Certain circumstances can trigger the onset of Rosacea. It could be the daily skin care products being used like soaps, scrubs and lotions. Gentle cleansers and skin-care products designed for sensitive skin should be used. Other triggers include sun exposure, extreme weather (either hot or cold), exercise and stress. It’s important that patients who suffer with facial redness, flushing or any type of Rosacea understand the triggers so they can seek proper treatment and avoid embarrassing situations.
The good news is that there are several treatments for Rosacea. There are facial washes specifically designed for Rosacea sufferers as well as oral medications. Visible blood vessels can be treated with lasers, intense pulsed light sources (IPL) and other medical and non-surgical procedures. There are also oral and topical prescription treatments on the market.
The most exciting of these is the newly FDA-approved topical treatment Mirvaso Gel. Mirvaso can decrease the symptoms of Rosacea for up to 3-6 hours. So, it’s perfect for those stressful, big events like weddings, big presentations, interviews, etc.
Rosacea is a common problem that presents itself in a variety of ways. You can learn more about the different subtypes of Rosacea or seebefore and after treatment pictures. The most important thing is that you seek professional help from a Dermatologist who can prescribe the right treatment for you.
Please contact us at our skinMEDx Medical Skin & Aesthetic Center 949-481-8881 office to make an appointment to discuss your facial redness. We are conveniently located in Ladera Ranch, CA and can help today.