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Rosacea

Do you feel like you experience more flushing or redness on your skin than other people? Are you concerned there is nothing you can do about the redness? Rosacea is a chronic skin condition related to consistent redness on the face. Learn more about this skin disease during a consultation with our team at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery at one of our locations in New York or Florida.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition related to the blushing, flushing, or redness of skin. It is often associated with bumps on the skin. It commonly occurs on the:

  • Back
  • Cheeks
  • Chest
  • Chin
  • Ears
  • Forehead
  • Nose

Rosacea typically begins around the nose and expands out to the cheeks. It sometimes affects the area around the eyes. This condition most commonly impacts middle aged adults with fair skin, but it can affect anyone.

Are There Different Types?

Each person who lives with rosacea experiences the skin condition differently. There are four subtypes of this chronic skin disease.

  • Erythematotelangiectatic – flushing, redness, visible blood vessels
  • Ocular – irritation and redness around the eyes, swollen eyelids
  • Papulopustular – acne-like breakouts, redness, swelling
  • Phymatous – thick skin with a bumpy texture

Regardless of the subtype of rosacea, there are options available to help you manage your condition and symptoms. A consultation with our team at our offices in New York or Florida can help you understand your condition and determine the best treatment method for you.

What Can I Do About My Rosacea?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea. However, it is a highly manageable skin condition! There are a variety of medications or laser treatments available that can help reduce the appearance of the redness associated with this condition.

There are a few proactive steps you can personally take to reduce the effects of this condition. It is always important to protect your skin from the sun, and selecting gentle cleansers for your skincare routine can help.

Rosacea is not necessarily always present, but it occurs in flare-ups. Each person experiences flare-ups differently, and monitoring your personal triggers can help you manage this condition! Keeping a food diary can help determine what your dietary triggers may be. Common triggers for this skin condition include:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods

It is important to remember the results from treatment will vary for each person and method. Again, this is not a curable condition, but it can be manageable.