Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects about 14 million people in the United States, causing facial redness that spreads from the nose to the cheeks and forehead and sometimes beyond. Treatment for rosacea depends on symptoms. Shannon Tumblin, ARPN, Kristy Anderson, ARPN, and the highly skilled team at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology in Coupeville, Washington, take a personalized approach to managing rosacea. To find out more about plans that can improve your skin and prevent future flare-ups in the future, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Rosacea is a reddening of the skin that typically affects the face. In most cases, the skin condition occurs in people with fair skin and light eyes who blush easily.
It usually develops in adults 30 and older. If you have a family history of rosacea, you’re at greater risk of developing the skin condition.
Typically, people with rosacea have redness that starts on the nose and spreads to the cheeks, chin, and forehead. However, there are varying types of rosacea, including:
With erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), you have facial redness and blushing, along with broken capillaries on the nose, cheeks, or chin.
Papulopustular rosacea causes facial swelling and redness, as well as pimples.
Phymatous rosacea causes thickening of the skin, usually on the nose, causing a bumpy texture. This type of rosacea is rare.
Ocular rosacea affects the eyes, causing redness and swelling of the eyelids. It also causes bumps that resemble a stye (bacterial infection near the base of the eyelid).
When left untreated, rosacea may cause permanent facial redness. If you have rosacea or concerns about rosacea, schedule a consultation at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology.
The Island Aesthetics & Dermatology team takes an individualized approach to care. Before making any treatment recommendations, they want to fully understand your skin concerns, goals, and health history.
During your rosacea consultation, they review your medical and family history and examine your skin. They also ask about your at-home skin care routine.
Though they can diagnose rosacea after examining your skin, they may take a tissue sample to rule out other conditions.
Your aesthetic and dermatology expert at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology creates a personalized treatment plan for your rosacea based on the type and severity of symptoms.
Some of the treatments for rosacea include:
The team also recommends you take steps to protect your skin from the sun. Excess sun exposure may trigger your rosacea. Stress and weather changes may also cause rosacea flare-ups.
For comprehensive rosacea care, call Island Aesthetics & Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.