It’s estimated that more than 14 million people in the United States experience the redness and discomfort caused by rosacea. The skin care professionals at Specialists in Dermatology, with locations in Houston and The Woodlands, Texas, provide treatments that relieve your symptoms and help ease the frustration that often accompanies rosacea. Call today to make an appointment or use their convenient online scheduling service.
Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on your face. It’s often mistaken for an allergic response or dry skin due to windburn. It tends to come and go, may increase and decrease in severity, and only occurs on your face. Anyone can develop rosacea, even children, but it tends to affect mostly middle-aged women. While fewer men develop rosacea, they do tend to have a more severe type than women.
Yes, dermatologists often categorize rosacea into four different subtypes:
It’s not clear what causes rosacea. It’s not caused by poor skin care or hygiene, but may worsen or is triggered by issues that increase blood flow to your skin’s surface, including:
Exercise, strong emotions, and certain cosmetics may worsen the appearance of rosacea. It’s also believed there may be a genetic component since a family history of rosacea increases your risk for developing it. Those with fair skin also seem more prone to rosacea, but it does affect those with darker skin tones as well.
The most effective treatment typically depends on the type and severity of your rosacea. The best strategy often combines several methods, including: