Understanding Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common skin condition. It is known to cause redness in the skin and it causes blood vessels to appear more visibly across the face. It manifests as small, red, mucus-filled bumps on the face. The symptoms and signs of rosacea may appear on the skin for weeks to months, and can diminish as well within a similar timeframe. Rosacea is often mistaken for either acne, some other skin condition or an allergic reaction.

What Causes Rosacea?

This condition doesn’t discriminate and can affect anyone, although it occurs more commonly with age and those who have fair skin.

How Do We Treat Rosecea?

Though there’s no treatment that can permanently rid rosacea, there are treatments that help control and regulate its intensity and presence. For anyone experiencing unusual redness on their faces, it’s strongly recommended to consult a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis with the appropriate treatment.

There are certain medications to treat rosacea, but the length of use varies from case to case. Medicines such as brimonidine help greatly reduce the redness of the skin. Brimonidine is a gel that helps constrict blood vessels, with improvement showing within 12 hours of application. Antibiotics are also prescribed to help in reducing bacterial presence and inflammation.

Dermatology Office, P.C., has two locations to conveniently serve you, in the 2nd floor at the Coppertop, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and in Paragould, Arkansas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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