Rosacea is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. The initial symptoms often begin with frequent skin flushing across the face, eyes, ears, chest, and back. Rosacea can spread and, with time, cause permanent redness across the center of the face. The inflammation associated with Rosacea can cause small, red, blister-type bumps that are often misdiagnosed as acne. These can fade as quickly as they appear. Common symptoms of Rosacea are a red nose and cheeks, tiny visible red blood vessels, slight facial swelling, burning, itching, overgrowth, and, in advanced stages, remodeling of the nose.
Environmental conditions such as exposure to the sun, wind, and dry air, can aggravate Rosacea. Spicy foods, hot beverages, chocolate, and alcohol may also trigger Rosacea to flare. Avoid topical steroids and medications that dilate blood vessels. Emotions related to stress, anxiety, embarrassment, and hormonal imbalances can activate a dormant stage. The cause of this autoimmune condition is poorly understood but, due to the vascular nature of Rosacea, there are many treatment options that can create a significant improvement.
If you are tired of battling this frustrating condition, there is good news! It is possible to minimize the symptoms of Rosacea to such a degree that it is barely noticeable! Our goal is to educate you about your triggers, as well as treating the inflammatory responses on the skin. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for Rosacea in Tucson, Arizona by speaking with one of our skin care specialist.
Below are several treatments and products that have been very helpful in the treatment of Rosacea.