From the redness across your cheeks to the acne-like bumps that form on your skin, if you’re one of the 14 million Americans who suffer from rosacea, you know the cosmetic and psychological toll it can take. At Eagle Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist recognized by the American Board of Dermatology, Gabriel Guerrero, DO, understands the impacts of rosacea on your skin and self-confidence. With an office in Eagle, Idaho, Dr. Guerrero offers multiple treatment options for rosacea. If you’re looking for a dermatologist, call the office or go online to book your appointment today.
Rosacea manifests in a variety of symptoms, and the most common -- and recognizable -- is the red-faced look that spreads across your cheeks and nose. Along with the flush that can also appear on your forehead and chin, you may experience other rosacea symptoms like:
The root cause of rosacea is unknown, although it may have something to do with your immune system, as many of those who develop rosacea react to a specific bacteria that can lead the immune system to overreact.
An intestinal bug may also have a role in the development of rosacea, as many who have it develop an infection from this bug; however, others without the skin condition may also become infected by the bug.
Although the cause is still unclear, there are risk factors that may make you more susceptible to rosacea, including:
Women are more likely to develop rosacea than men, although men are more likely to have severe cases.
Dr. Guerrero treats rosacea in a variety of ways, depending on the symptoms you have and their severity.
He may prescribe medications that can reduce redness or soothe your skin. Oral antibiotics can also improve some cases of rosacea, especially those who have significant amounts of pimples and infected bumps.
Another option to treat rosacea includes laser therapy. Dr. Guerrero uses laser energy to reduce the redness and decrease the appearance of blood vessels on the surface of your skin.
He also discusses triggers that may cause flare-ups with your rosacea symptoms and ways you can avoid them. Wearing a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 can reduce your symptoms, as can protecting your face from cold and wind.
You man also avoid harsh chemicals in soaps and any products with alcohol to decrease the inflammation in your skin.
When you’re looking for a way to treat your rosacea symptoms, call Eagle Dermatology today to find a solution that works. You can even book your initial consultation online now.