Rosacea is a common condition that affects more than 3 million people in the United States. While rosacea can affect anyone, it’s most commonly found in middle-aged women who have fair skin. If you have experienced persistent redness on your face and are not sure what it is, it may be time to check in with a doctor. While this condition can’t be cured, treatment is available and has proven successful for many.
Symptoms of Rosacea
Not all people will experience all of the symptoms. If you have one or more of these symptoms, or if they recur, contact a professional. What may appear as rosacea could instead be symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis or eczema—so it’s important to talk to a professional to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
This commonly presents itself in the central part of the face. Sometimes, small blood vessels on the cheek and in the nose area swell and become visible.
Swollen Red Bumps
This condition can be confused with acne, as it can produce pimple-like bumps. They can be any size; the larger ones can contain pus, similar to some acne. This can cause facial skin to feel tender or warm to the touch.
Approximately half of the people who are diagnosed with rosacea have problems with their eyes. It’s important to understand that this condition has nothing to do with vision problems; instead, eye issues can include dryness, redness, irritation, and even swelling.
This is on the rarer side for those who experience rosacea; however, rosacea can thicken the skin of the nose, causing it to appear bulbous. This happens to men more often than women.
Rosacea treatment usually isn’t as simple as taking a single medication or using a specific cream. Instead, it can be a combination of things that work together to give you the best results possible.
Doctors will sometimes prescribe a topical treatment to reduce, or hopefully clear, facial redness. Combination treatments are typically the most helpful, as they are able to address various issues at once. Treatments are performed in the comfort of our office and can be repeated as needed for ongoing benefits.
Although rosacea has no cure, our team at Eva Claiborne Beauty & Wellness can use specialized techniques to help alleviate some of the symptoms. Book an appointment at our office in Tiburon, CA to get started. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!