Rosacea

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Rosacea is a skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans, but the exact cause is not yet understood. This common skin disease manifests as various forms of inflammation in the skin. Some of the signs of rosacea in the skin include: facial flushing/ redness, broken blood vessels in the skin, red bumps, and pimples. The redness associated with rosacea is typically located in the center of the face on the nose, cheeks, chin, and central forehead. Sometimes, there is a family history of rosacea-prone skin. Individuals with rosacea often complain of very sensitive skin associated with stinging and burning. Other times, individuals with rosacea complain of red flushing of the face due to certain foods, heat, alcohol, or for no reason what so ever.

Another complaint that often responds to rosacea treatment, called perioral dermatitis, involves bumps and dryness around the mouth or eyes. The eyes, themselves, can also be affected by rosacea with irritation, dryness, redness, or a feeling of “having something” in the eye. Sometimes, only the nose itself is affected by rosacea, causing swelling or changing shape of the nose slowly over time. Often, these nasal changes may be associated with redness and painful lesions on the nose. Regardless of the initial presentation of rosacea, a person’s rosacea symptoms may change over time.

The providers at Cenla Dermatology recommend that all patients with rosacea use gentle, fragrance-free skincare products and a daily facial sunscreen. There are new theories on how heat plays a role in worsening rosacea; therefore, the providers at Cenla Dermatology recommend that patients with rosacea wear sunscreens that contain physical sun and heat blockers. These blockers should include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which reflect light away from the skin.

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans, but the exact cause is not yet understood. This common skin disease manifests as various forms of inflammation in the skin. Some of the signs of rosacea in the skin include: facial flushing/ redness, broken blood vessels in the skin, red bumps, and pimples. The redness associated with rosacea is typically located in the center of the face on the nose, cheeks, chin, and central forehead. Sometimes, there is a family history of rosacea-prone skin.  Individuals with rosacea often complain of very sensitive skin associated with stinging and burning. Other times, individuals with rosacea complain of red flushing of the face due to certain foods, heat, alcohol, or for no reason what so ever.

Another complaint that often responds to rosacea treatment, called perioral dermatitis, involves bumps and dryness around the mouth or eyes. The eyes, themselves, can also be affected by rosacea with irritation, dryness, redness, or a feeling of “having something” in the eye. Sometimes, only the nose itself is affected by rosacea, causing swelling or changing shape of the nose slowly over time. Often, these nasal changes may be associated with redness and painful lesions on the nose. Regardless of the initial presentation of rosacea, a person’s rosacea symptoms may change over time.

The providers at Cenla Dermatology recommend that all patients with rosacea use gentle, fragrance-free skincare products and a daily facial sunscreen. There are new theories on how heat plays a role in worsening rosacea; therefore, the providers at Cenla Dermatology recommend that patients with rosacea wear sunscreens that contain physical sun and heat blockers. These blockers should include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which reflect light away from the skin.

Treatment options for Rosacea

The providers at Cenla Dermatology have extensive experience treating sensitive, rosacea-prone skin by maximizing combination therapy. Our providers at Cenla Dermatology have years of experience with many prescription medications designed to improve rosacea. In addition, Cenla Dermatology offers medical grade skincare products, laser treatments, and chemical peels tailored to each individual’s skincare needs and lifestyle.

Medical grade skincare

Medical grade topical treatments are critical to prevent and treat redness and scarring from rosacea. We offer and help select medical grade cosmeceuticals specific to your skin needs. Through consultation with one of our knowledgeable providers, we are able to help you find an anti-aging routine that best treats your rosacea and other skincare needs.

Laser therapies for rosacea available at Cenla Dermatology:

Chemical peels

As a board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, Dr. Kate Holcomb is passionate about diagnosing and treating rosacea in all skin types. Dr. Holcomb is both a speaker on rosacea treatments and was involved in the ANSWER clinical trial for combination therapy of FDA-approved treatments for rosacea. If you have concerns about red or sensitive skin or eyes, talk to one of our well-trained dermatology providers at Cenla Dermatology and let us help you better manage your skin needs.