Rosacea is a facial inflammatory condition that affects women and men of all ethnicities and skin types. Rosacea symptoms may include rapid and prolonged flushing and blushing, persistent dilated blood vessels, red papules and pustules, ocular issues, and enlargement of oil glands on the nose. Without the assistance of a board-certified Atlanta dermatologist, the condition can be especially difficult to treat.
The providers at Georgia Skin Specialists can help get rosacea under control with treatments including prescription oral and topical medications, diet and lifestyle recommendations, skin care regimens, and lasers.
What Causes Rosacea?
While we don’t know exactly what causes rosacea, we do know that it is a chronic inflammatory condition that is mediated by the immune system. Rosacea has a genetic component and is most common in adults of Celtic and Scandinavian descent. There are also microorganisms that live on the skin that may contribute to rosacea, and several rosacea treatments target those microbes. There can also be a “skin-gut connection” with rosacea as more patients with rosacea have gastrointestinal conditions including H. pylori infection, irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
What Makes Rosacea Worse?
The Cutera excel® V laser is especially designed to help reduce the appearance of conditions such as rosacea, venous malformations, inflammatory acne, redness, abnormal veins in the face and legs, periorbital veins, port wine stains, angiomas, poikiloderma, bruising, age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions and scars.The laser is highly targeted and extremely precise, so only the specific area to be treated will be affected by the treatment.
Can Rosacea Be Cured?
Like most chronic inflammatory skin conditions, rosacea cannot be cured but it can be controlled. Depending on the type and severity of your rosacea, your dermatologist will recommend treatments that may include topical medications, oral medications, and lasers.
Are There Skin Care Products for Rosacea?
There are many product lines for rosacea, many of which limit irritants and allergens and include gentle hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. Some rosacea products have a green tint as green neutralizes and reduces the red appearance of the skin. Generally, patients with rosacea can be very sensitive to skin care products – even the gentle ones – and should consult with their dermatologist before starting a new skin care regimen. The board-certified dermatologists at Georgia Skin Specialists will create a comprehensive rosacea care plan so you can enjoy healthy, clear, and youthful skin.
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