Rosacea Treatment In Fort Lauderdale

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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that results in red flushing of the skin. The primary area to see rosacea is the face, especially on the cheeks, but it can present on the forehead or the chin.

Since rosacea responds to inflammation in the body, one might notice bumps that resemble acne, or broken blood vessels on the skin, therefore mistaking rosacea for another skin condition. It's not uncommon for adults to self-diagnose themselves with adult acne when rosacea is the underlying condition. 

For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, it is essential to consult with your physician to control your symptoms and treat them from the source. Although there is currently no cure for the condition, early diagnosis ensures a lower risk for the progression of your rosacea and less irritation and stress from its effect.

What Causes Rosacea?

Rosacea may present itself on the skin for a variety of reasons. Anything that triggers an inflammatory response in the body will flare rosacea, and so proactively following an anti-inflammatory lifestyle is highly recommended. Common triggers for rosacea and factors that may worsen symptoms may include:

  • Eating spicy, acidic foods¬†
  • Excessive heat in the body, or excessive sun exposure
  • Caffeine
  • Stress
  • Hot baths or showers
  • An intestinal bacterium such as Helicobacter Pylori
  • Skin mites (Demodex)
  • Genetic predisposition

Rosacea Treatments

Currently, there is no known cure for treat rosacea, but with medications and avoidance of the triggers, you can establish ways to manage your symptoms. With sensitive skin, it is recommended to develop a skin care regimen with products that are gentle free of fragrance. Other methods and treatments your physician may prescribe, utilize, or suggestions may be:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Prescription topical creams
  • Laser therapies/Light therapies
  • Dietary changes
  • Limiting alcohol consumption¬†

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Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.

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