Condition Spotlight – Rosacea

Condition Spotlight – Rosacea

Rosacea can affect anyone and is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It’s most commonly found in middle-aged women who have lighter skin. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.

If you think you may be experiencing Rosacea Make an appointment with Alaska Family Dermatology and we can discuss how to best manage your Rosacea.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks can often become swollen and become more visible.
  • Pimples may develop on the face that resembles acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot and tender.
  • Dry, irritated, swollen eyes and red, swollen eyelids. This is known as ocular rosacea. In some people, the eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.

Treatment

The duration of your treatment depends on the type and severity of your signs and symptoms and recurrence is common. Treatment focuses on controlling the signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of good skincare and may include prescription drugs.