Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition with a big impact on patients, who live with red skin, flushing, swelling and acne-like breakouts and other symptoms. Since rosacea is often triggered by external factors, you have to identify which ones are a problem for you and avoid them. Some of the most common triggers are stress, sunlight, hot and cold temperatures, cosmetics, caffeine, and hot or spicy foods.
Inflammation from rosacea often causes a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or excessive darkening of skin. While this can occur in anyone with rosacea, women and men with skin of color have a higher risk and are more likely to develop severe cases of hyperpigmentation.
If you wonder whether persistent acne or frequent flushing and red skin might be rosacea, don’t hesitate to call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates. It’s important to get a proper diagnosis and start treatment early to get some relief, avoid permanent skin damage, and prevent problems like hyperpigmentation.
Treatment for rosacea begins with daily use of a good sunscreen and diligent skin care to keep skin hydrated. Many skin care products contain ingredients that irritate rosacea, so Dr. Shahabadi can recommend a skin care routine that you’ll find soothing and healing. Depending on the severity of your rosacea, medications may help, especially topical products, which may include prescription medications or natural ingredients that relieve inflammation.
Dr. Shahabadi performs several procedures that offer relief from symptoms caused by rosacea, including:
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