Do You Suffer From Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition, however, it is poorly understood. It is becoming increasingly widespread among baby-boomers and is more common in women between the ages of 30 and 50 who are fair-skinned and have blonde hair and blue eyes. More than 14 million Americans are living with rosacea, suffering its self-esteem deflating, debilitating effects. If you are one of them, read on to learn more about this common skin condition and its treatment.

  • The exact cause of rosacea is unknown but the range of possible causes includes defects in the immune system, nervous system or facial blood vessels, and the presence of microbes or Demodex Mites.
  • Evidence also suggests that susceptibility to it may be inherited. Many people who suffer from rosacea have family members who also have rosacea. It is possible that people inherit a gene for rosacea.
  • Scientists have found that most people with acne-like rosacea react to a bacterium called bacillus oleronius. This reaction causes their immune system to overreact.
  • Sadly, because of its red-faced, acne-like effects on personal appearance, rosacea can cause significant social, psychological and occupational problems if left untreated.
  • There is no cure for rosacea, but medical help is available – such as topical and oral medications which can control its signs and symptoms.
  • One of the ways we treat rosacea at Westport Dermatology & Laser is with laser treatments.

Schedule a consultation appointment with us for a complete examination of your skin, a diagnosis and appropriate treatment modalities before these rosacea signs and symptoms become severe:

  • Pimples or bumps on the face
  • Small blood vessels which are visible on the face (telangiectasia)
  • Redness or flushing on the nose, cheeks, forehead or chin
  • Watery, irritated eyes

If you would like to know more or have concerns about dealing with rosacea, call for a consultation appointment, today: 203.226.3600.