WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes. Rosacea typically starts between ages 30 and 50 years but has been seen in adolescents and the elderly. Women are more likely to have rosacea, but it is more severe in men. Fair-skinned people are more susceptible to rosacea. If you’re having trouble with rosacea, contact the skin experts at Hubbell Dermatology at 337-981-6065.
Founder & medical director Dr. Christopher Hubbell offers the latest in the treatment of Rosacea. “Several prescriptions are available both topically and orally that can reduce the number of pimples and control Rosacea, and can be used either alone or in combination,” says Dr. Hubbell.
“One of the most exciting treatments however is using a laser to treat this redness. Lasers, such as the pulsed dye laser selectively targets the enlarged blood vessels and acts to clear the redness of Rosacea.”
While Rosacea cannot be cured, it can be controlled. “Early treatment can lessen and get rid of symptoms, and help to stop the disease from progressing,” says Hubbell. “The most important step is to see a dermatologist early on to begin a treatment regimen.” Visit our Medical Spa and Dermatology office located in Lafayette, Louisiana (LA).
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Rosacea is not acne but can be present with acne. Rosacea is not just sensitive skin, it is a progressive, and difficult to treat disease and must be taken seriously. It can cause severe emotional distress due to the visible facial involvement.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA?
- Flushing (redness) of the face, on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin
- There may be a burning sensation and slight swelling
- Broken blood vessels under the skin that may enlarge
- Bumps on the skin that may contain pus and become painful
- Inflamed eyes or eyelids
- Swollen nose—in men, the nose can be red, bumpy and enlarged
- Thicker skin on the forehead, chin, cheeks or other areas of the face
TREATMENT OF ROSACEA
- Keeping a journal of when breakouts happen can give clues to aggravations to your skin
- Use a sunscreen every day to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Please ask our estheticians which sunscreen is best for your rosacea.
- If your eyes are affected, clean your eyelids as directed by your doctor.