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Medical Treatment for Rosacea Symptoms With DSH Today

Rosacea is a surprisingly common skin condition that can manifest in plenty of different symptoms. As a chronic disease, our patients often need help with their rosacea symptoms long-term, which means a proper skincare routine and effective treatment option need to be implemented immediately to prevent symptoms from worsening.

More than that, rosacea symptoms can sometimes mask more serious conditions like skin cancer- which is why it's so important to get any symptoms treated to properly diagnose any condition that may be lurking underneath. Medical intervention is the best way to make sure that your rosacea is managed, aside from making sure that no other complications crop up.

Why Consider Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea can be sometimes mistaken for similar conditions like acne, eczema, or even pimples. And while these conditions may be treated with topical medication and/or skincare products, the exact triggers behind rosacea symptoms need more medical intervention to manage properly. Left untreated, rosacea can quickly get worse over time.

Medical rosacea treatment is necessary to understand your specific rosacea triggers and recommend a skin treatment option that works best for your specific situation. With consistent medical treatment and oversight, you can get quick relief from your symptoms and prevent any frequent flare-ups in the future.

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At Dermatology & Skin Health, we offer world-class services done by award-winning doctors who have proven their knowledge and skills in this field. Start your journey towards achieving your best skin by contacting us today.

Different Types of Rosacea

Rosacea typically manifests with facial redness, a flushed complexion, irritated skin, or even acne. With rosacea symptoms varying from patient to patient, it's important to understand the type of rosacea you're experiencing to get started on effective treatments.

  • Ocular rosacea: Commonly results in irritated eyes, swollen eyelids, and general irritation around the eye area. Blurred vision can also be a symptom.
  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Symptoms include discoloration, inflammation, and visible blood vessels. You may also get flushed skin.
  • Phymatous rosacea: Thick and bumpy skin are the most common symptoms of this rosacea, but you may also get flushing around areas like the nose and ears.
  • Papulopustular rosacea: Usually manifests with acne-like symptoms, inflammation, and swelling. Some skin thickening and pustules can also occur.

Rosacea patients, especially those with severe rosacea, may develop symptoms for more than one type of rosacea at a time.

What Triggers Rosacea Symptoms?

Rosacea symptoms can often differ depending on the patient, and each patient has specific kinds of triggers that can manifest their symptoms. Rosacea patients need to understand the different kinds of triggers that can activate their condition so they can treat them more effectively.

Stress

Chronic stress is one of the most common triggers for rosacea symptoms. While the exact reason why this happens isn't that fully understood, the theory is that high levels of stress activate your sympathetic nervous system. When your sympathetic nervous system is too active, it releases a rush of hormones that your body doesn't need. This causes your symptoms to occur.

Sun Exposure

Sun damage from UV radiation is one of the biggest stressors to the skin, and your damaged skin cells may respond with rosacea symptoms. Hotter skin usually means a higher body temperature, which can trigger inflammation and dilated blood vessels. Increased circulatory activity can make your flare-ups much worse when they happen and more likely to occur as well.

Alcohol

Likewise, alcohol can also cause dilation in your blood vessels, making your face appear more flushed and red even without triggering your symptoms. However, since your facial skin is already inflamed, it becomes easier for other triggers to activate your rosacea since the alcohol in your system dulls what would've been your body's normal response.

Environmental Factors

Too hot or too cold weather can stress your skin, which can make rosacea symptoms more likely. Because the temperature of your body is so dependent on its surroundings, quick changes in your environment can easily trigger your rosacea. This factor isn't limited to the weather either - even simply moving into an airconditioned room on a hot day may also trigger it.

Medications

Oral medications like vasodilators, topical steroids, or beta-blockers can also cause rosacea symptoms. Ideally, you should never be using topical steroids around areas where you've had rosacea symptoms to begin with. But if you absolutely must, your symptoms are likely to disappear once you stop taking your medications, or at least adjust your dosage accordingly.

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Am I At Risk for Rosacea?

Given that rosacea can be triggered by a variety of factors, it's difficult to establish what exactly puts you at risk of developing it. However, clinical trials have come up with a few common characteristics of rosacea patients:

  • Genetics: people with Welsh, Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry are more prone to developing rosacea.
  • Skin color: if you have fair skin, the decreased amount of melanin can make you more prone to sun damage and rosacea symptoms.
  • Family history: patients who have rosacea usually have someone else in their immediate or extended family with the same condition.
  • Sex: women are far more likely to get rosacea, but men may have more severe symptoms.
  • Skin infection: mites like Demodex folliculorum are more common in rosacea patients than other people, though the exact link between them is uncertain.
  • Bacterial infections: infection of Helicobacter pylori has also been suggested as a risk factor for rosacea since this bacteria causes blood vessel dilation.

Many people don't usually realize that they're at risk for rosacea until symptoms already occur. This is why it's important to get yourself screened as soon as you get symptoms.

When Should I Consult a Doctor?

Your symptoms of rosacea will be different from everyone else - so it can be a bit confusing to think of the best time to visit a doctor or dermatologist with your condition. But if you're experiencing the following symptoms, it's best to consult a medical expert right away:

  • Flushing: facial skin that reddens or darkens, possibly spreading to areas like the neck and chest
  • Eye irritation: watery, inflamed, infected, or irritated eyes, sometimes with styes or swollen eyelids
  • Skin infections: sudden outbreak of acne or pimple-like growths that contain pus all over the body
  • Dilated blood vessels: spider veins on the face, usually around the cheeks or nose
  • Thickening skin: a sudden growth of excess skin tissue, usually concentrated around the center of the face
  • Skin discoloration: sunburn-like spots on your face and skin usually caused by excess expansion of your blood vessels

Otherwise, if you're simply worried about any unusual activity on your skin, consulting a doctor or a dermatologist is the best choice.

Schedule Your Consultation Now at Dermatology & Skin Health

At Dermatology & Skin Health, we offer world-class services done by award-winning doctors who have proven their knowledge and skills in this field. Start your journey towards achieving your best skin by contacting us today.

Why Trust Dermatology and Skin Health With Your Rosacea Treatment

As a trusted healthcare provider, DSH understands the need of our clients to have a healthcare partner that they can rely on. We strive to maintain a level of service for our clients that both delivers results and gives our patients the best experience possible. For rosacea, that means long-term and involved treatment.

  • Patient-centric care: DSH takes the unique circumstances of each patient into account during our treatments. By working closely with you and your needs, we're able to give you better results overall after your treatments. From your initial consultation to treatment, we're here for you.
  • Accessible at all times: With five different locations and highly trained staff, we're always ready to assist you with whatever medical concerns you may have. We provide skin care and medical attention on demand, helping you get the treatment and the relief that you need as soon as you ask for it.
  • Latest in skincare innovation: We keep pace with the latest developments in medical technology, using them to help our patients get better results in our facilities. Whatever your concern, you can have the confidence in knowing that you have the best and latest treatments we can provide to assuage your worries.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rosacea Treatment

Q: What can I expect from managing rosacea at home?

A: You can manage rosacea at home with a combination of topical treatments and oral medication, but keep in mind that more aggressive outbreaks will need medical intervention. Even if you've already managed to get your flare-up under control, it's still a good idea to consult your dermatologist regularly for checkups on your condition.

Q: What can I expect before my treatment?

A: One of the first things that you'll need to go through during your treatment is a thorough checkup and consultation about your symptoms. Given that rosacea can mask more serious conditions like skin cancer, your dermatologist/doctor needs to make the proper diagnosis before getting you started on your treatment plan.

Q: What can I expect from my results?

A: Medical intervention for rosacea treatment can help reduce the severity of your symptoms and make it less likely for flare-ups to occur. However, you should remember that managing your triggers is also a key part of living with rosacea. This is why it's important to find a provider that can work with you long-term to ensure that your results will last.

Schedule Your Consultation Now at
Dermatology & Skin Health

At Dermatology & Skin Health, our excellent dermatology services are guaranteed to be safe and effective, performed by the top doctors in their respective fields. Treat your skin problems by contacting us today.

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If you have any questions about rosacea treatment, inflammatory lesions, or a treatment option for a particular skin condition, schedule a consultation with us today. We have a variety of treatments and services that can help you look and feel like yourself again. To get started, schedule your consultation online, or give us a call at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody), (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry), (603) 742-5556 (Bedford).

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