What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that affects over 16 million Americans. The symptoms can become increasingly severe if left untreated, and can include:
- Redness on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin
- Small blood vessels visible on the face
- Pimples or small bumps on the face
- Eyes that are watery or irritated
- Reddened eyelids
- Thickened skin on the nose
The symptoms of rosacea can flare for weeks or months at a time before diminishing. There are triggers that can exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea by increasing the blood flow to the surface of the skin. These factors may include:
- Hot foods or drinks
- Spicy foods
- Exposure to sun
- Extreme temperatures
- Stress, anger, or embarrassment
- Intense physical exercise
Although the causes of Rosacea are not completely understood, we can treat effectively. During a consultation with Dr. Glenn Goldberg, all of your treatment options will be discussed with you in depth. For most patients, rosacea can be treated with a combination of topical and oral medications and AFT pulsed light laser treatments.
Dr. Glenn Goldberg will review your medical history and evaluate your individual rosacea symptoms. He will ask you questions about when your symptoms began, how often you experience symptoms, whether your symptoms are chronic, what triggers cause or aggravate your symptoms, and if there is anything that improves your symptoms. From this information, a detailed treatment plan will be created to address your specific symptoms.
Learn More about Controlling Rosacea Symptoms
The symptoms associated with rosacea can be embarrassing and impact day-to-day life. To learn about treatments that can help you control your rosacea symptoms, please contact Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center today at xxx-xxx-xxxx.