Rosacea is a skin disease that makes your face look red and may resemble acne. It is most prominent on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. After some time it may spread to your neck, chest, scalp and ears. At first, the condition appears like blushing that doesn’t fade quickly. If not treated, it may appear like broken blood vessels just under the skin and the skin may become swollen and thicker. Our dermatologist in Paramus may examine your condition and recommend cosmetic dermatological care so that you can look and feel your best.
There is no known cause for rosacea but there are conditions that doctors believe play a role in outbreaks such as:
• Heredity – if your parents or grandparents had this condition there is a good chance you will too
• Sun damage – regular exposure to the sun may cause blood vessels to enlarge and appear just beneath the surface of the skin
• H. pylori – this is bacteria that live in your gut. It may increase gastrin a digestive hormone that could make your skin appear red
• Demodex folliculorum – a usually harmless mite that lives on the skin. An overabundance of these critters may cause rosacea
There are some conditions that put some people at higher risk of developing rosacea than others. These conditions are:
• Gender (women are more likely)
• Light skin tone with blond hair and blue eyes
• Severe acne
• Between the ages of 30 and 50
While there is no specific cure for rosacea at this time, our specialist in Paramus prescribes several types of cosmetic treatment for the condition according to each individual’s needs. At your consultation we can discuss which options are available to you. We will create a personalized treatment plan so that your cosmetic needs can be effectively met.
If you suffer from rosacea, you may find that it is worse at some times than others. The reason may be because you have encountered one of your triggers for flare-ups. People have different triggers and something that causes a flare-up in you may not cause a flare-up in someone else. Here are the common triggers and you may find two or three that fit your flare-ups.
• Direct sunlight
• Hot rooms, showers or baths and hot tubs
• Red wine and other alcoholic drinks
• Cold wind and other extreme weather
• Certain skin and hair care products and makeup
• Spicy food
• Certain medications
• Strenuous exercise
• Certain foods such as yogurt, cheese, soy sauce and tomatoes
If you have mild, moderate or severe rosacea in Paramus, we may be able to help you reduce the symptoms so you can have a better lifestyle and a more attractive aesthetic overall. When you visit our specialist at SKC Dermatology, you can learn more about the treatments available to you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Paramus!