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Rosacea

Flushed skin? Check. Skin that turns red quickly? Check. Dry skin to no avail with no relief? Check.
If these symptoms describe your skin’s current state, you will suffer from rosacea. Unfortunately, this commonly occurring skin condition—according to the American Acne and Rosacea Society, nearly 16 million Americans have rosacea—is persistent. Still, there is hope and, finally, relief that you can achieve. While rosacea is often confused for acne, dehydrated skin, and even eczema, it sits in a league all its own. You must first understand why it’s happening to best treat the condition. Learning to control the triggers that bring about flare-ups is rule number one.
Skin redness affects most people regularly, but when it’s extreme, uncontrollable, and accompanied by persistent flushing and visible blood feels, the effects of rosacea can be debilitating. While rosacea tends to affect most people over the age of 30, rosacea knows no limits and is often seen in younger patients, too. However, various therapies and tools now exist to help treat rosacea so you can put your skin on the path to clear.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition with an exact unknown cause. However, it’s believed that various factors are linked to rosacea, including genetics, environmental changes, the immune and nervous system, and local flora. 

The skin condition prompts unwarranted flare-ups brought about by triggers. While those who suffer from rosacea have different triggers, the most common ones include heat, alcohol, certain skincare products, spicy foods, extreme weather changes, chronic sun exposure, and diet. Skin experts agree that limiting exposure to the triggers that instigate rosacea can help keep the skin clear. 

Most often, rosacea occurs in those ages 30 and 50. It affects more women than men and is seen frequently in fairer skin, although it can appear on any skin color.

Patient suffering from Rosacea

What rosacea looks like

Rosacea often appears on the skin as red patches, bumps, and areas of thickened skin. There can also be red bumps and pustules that resemble acne pimples. Some people with rosacea say the skin feels hot to the touch and even itchy, burning, or stinging during an episode which typically occurs on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. However, it can also materialize on the ears, neck, back, and chest.
There are four types of rosacea, including:

How To Treat Rosacea

While there’s no cure for rosacea, there are helpful treatments available. The best way to try and get your rosacea under control is to have a good understanding of what causes your rosacea to flare up (also known as your specific triggers) and limit your interaction with them. Try keeping a journal and write down the dates of your rosacea incidents and what you were exposed to that could have caused it. Better yet, if you can avoid them altogether, you’ll have a better chance of keeping your skin in the clear.

Women rubbing cream on rosacea flair

When treatment options are necessary, there are quite a few to consider, like:

How much does rosacea treatment cost?

The cost of a custom rosacea treatment or plan varies from person to person, depending on the prescribed course of action, what it involves, and the number of sessions needed. Therefore, we recommend a consultation for a detailed estimate to determine your treatment’s cost.

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