What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which principally affects the face. Rosacea causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled pustules (bumps). It is typically found on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. It typically affects more women than men.It is often mistaken for acne or eczema, or some other skin allergy.
The cause(s) of rosacea is currently unknown. Related factors such as abnormalities in facial blood vessels, light skin color, microscopic mite, family history, and H.pylori bacteria. Some factors can aggravate Rosacea such as hot foods and drinks, caffeine, spicy foods, humidity, saunas and corticosteroids.
While there are several rosacea skin treatment options, there is typically one that works best for your skin type. With several dermatologists specializing in rosacea throughout Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Fort Lauderdale, ClearlyDerm is dedicated to helping you get your skin back to looking its absolute best.
- Topical Medications
These help reduce inflammation and redness and are applied to the skin either once or twice a day. They are commonly used in combination with some oral medications. Antibiotics (metronidazole), tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid are examples of commonly prescribed topical medications.
- Oral Antibiotics
For the treatment of rosacea, oral antibiotics are prescribed more for the anti-inflammatory properties. Oral antibiotics tend to give faster results than topical ones. Examples include tetracycline, minocycline and erythromycin.
- Laser treatment
With patients with visible blood vessels (telangiectasia), laser treatments, which use intense pulsed light, may shrink the vessels.
We understand that rosacea can be difficult to live with. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are various rosacea skin treatment options that can relieve the signs and symptoms. During your consultation, our expert dermatologists will examine your skin and determine which treatment method is best for you. No matter the severity of the case, we will provide you with the very best dermatologist rosacea treatment to help improve the problem and restore your lost confidence. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and skin analysis appointment.