Rosacea: A Chronic and Progressive Condition Which Can Be Treated
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition. The symptoms of rosacea are facial redness, bumps and pimples, skin thickening and/or enlargement of the nose, and eye irritation. Blood vessels also become evident as the condition progresses. Anyone can be affected by this condition, but typically those with fair skin are more likely to get it.
Although rosacea varies in degree from patient to patient, the symptoms are the same; neglecting it is not recommended since it can progress to a severe state. Patients can trust the skin care experts at MetroDerm, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, to diagnose and treat mild and severe rosacea with amazing results.
- Medical conditions
- Physical exertion
- Skin care products
It is important for newly-diagnosed patients to keep a diary of daily activities and diet. This is the key to understanding the causes of and avoiding flare-ups in the future.
There is currently no cure; however, there are effective treatments. Typically, a dermatologist diagnoses the problem and prescribes oral antibiotics, IPL treatments, and topical medication such as finacea, foolantra, cortisone or metronidazole, which reduce and correct redness and removes visible blood vessels.
It is important to employ a gentle skin care routine to avoid flare-ups. Skin care products should be fragrance-free, and patients should test products before purchasing to be sure they are not irritating. Our skin care experts at MetroDerm, P.C. can help you select compatible products that will protect your skin and provide critical nutrients. Medical grade sun protection should be worn every day to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Overexposure to the sun can irritate the skin. Wearing a hat when outdoors helps protect the skin too.
Caring for skin affected by rosacea requires a commitment to daily maintenance. While there isn’t a cure for rosacea, there is a lot you can do to control this chronic condition. Many people find that with medical treatment and lifestyle changes, they’re able to reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Please remember that the information presented on this page cannot take the place of a consultation with a medical professional. Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.
If you think you may have rosacea, please call our office to schedule an appointment. MetroDerm, P.C. has four locations in the metro Atlanta, GA area: Johnson Ferry Rd. in Atlanta, Hiram, Lilburn, and Alpharetta GA. One of our locations should be a convenient location for those living outside of the Atlanta Metro such as Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, and Johns Creek, GA.