Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects the face and causes redness on the nose, chin, and cheeks that may worsen over time. Jose Mendez, DO, and the skin care experts at Dermatology Consultants P.A. in Miramar and Hialeah, Florida, specialize in the management of medical dermatologic skin conditions like rosacea. They work closely with you to develop a plan that improves the look of your skin and prevents worsening of the condition. For a rosacea consultation, call the nearest office or use the scheduling tool here on the website.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects the skin on your face. More specifically, the skin condition causes redness that affects the skin on your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin.
Over time, the redness becomes more intense and takes on a ruddy appearance. You may even develop visible blood vessels.
Rosacea affects 14 million people in the United States. However, researchers are still investigating what causes the common skin condition. They theorize that you may be at greater risk of developing rosacea if it runs in your family.
The genetic trait may then be triggered by an infection or a mite that normally lives on the skin. Rosacea usually appears between the ages of 30 and 50 and is more common in people with fair skin and light eyes.
Dermatology Consultants P.A. classifies rosacea into one of four subtypes based on the symptoms.
The rosacea subtypes include:
With subtype 1, you may develop skin redness and visible blood vessels. Your skin may also be more sensitive.
With subtype 2, you not only experience facial redness, but also acne breakouts. The acne usually develops where your skin is red, and it comes and goes.
Rosacea subtype 3 is rare. This type of rosacea causes a change in skin texture and thickness. Your skin may also appear more oily and you may experience enlarged pores.
Rosacea subtype 4 affects the eyes. Your eyes may appear red and feel gritty. You may also experience eye burning, stinging, or blurry vision.
In most cases, your provider at Dermatology Consultants P.A. can diagnose rosacea during an evaluation of your skin. However, a skin biopsy may be conducted to confirm or rule out rosacea.
The team works closely with you to develop an effective treatment plan to minimize your rosacea flare-ups. Many people notice certain factors trigger their rosacea, such as cold weather, spicy food, or wind blowing on their face.
Your provider helps you find your rosacea triggers and develops a plan to help you avoid them. The team also recommends that you protect your skin from the sun with regular use of sunblock.
Your provider may also prescribe medication to treat your flare-ups.
To schedule your rosacea consultation with the skin care experts, contact Dermatology Consultants P.A. by phone or through the booking tool here on the website today.