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Rosacea Treatmentin Rockford, IL

Treating Rosacea Redness

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that typically impacts the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead area. Common signs of Rosacea include a subtle redness that can get progressively prominent and permanent in addition to pimples and swelling and the appearance of tiny dilated blood vessels known as telangiectasias. Although the condition might be on-and-off, over a period of time it can become permanent and impact more areas of the face.

Non-surgical Treatment Options for Rosacea

At PryorHealth in Rockford Rosacea Treatments include a number of treatment options ranging from lasers to Botox, light therapy, and Retin-A have shown promising results in treating common symptoms of rosacea such as facial redness and flushing.

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Am I Prone to Rosacea?

While rosacea is found to be more common among women of northern European descent with a fair complexion, but it can impact anyone. Because people in the age group of 30 and 50 are among the vulnerable group, rosacea is often also referred to as acne rosacea or adult acne. This is true even for people who might never have experienced teen acne.

Different Types of Rosacea

Rosacea is commonly categorized under four subtypes:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea – common symptoms include redness, flushing, and the appearance of small blood vessels.
  • Papulopustular Rosacea – symptoms include redness along with swelling and acne-like breakouts.
  • Phymatous Rosacea – affects the nose and can lead to a condition known as Rhinophyma.
  • Ocular Rosacea – affects the eyes and can cause redness, burning, and itching.

What Causes Rosacea?

While the exact cause for rosacea is not known. There are, however, a few floating theories behind what causes the condition. One such theory attributes rosacea to a neurovascular system disorder or a disorder of the immune system. Another theory is that in people prone to rosacea, Dermodex – a skin mite can make the condition worse.

What is known, is that there are a few common and known risk factors that can trigger the condition. Sunlight, alcohol, stress, spicy foods, hot drinks, extreme temperatures (hot showers and baths), and products such as hair sprays can trigger a flare-up. In women, hormonal fluctuations especially during pregnancy or menopause can contribute to a rosacea flare-up.

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Effective Rosacea Medication

Starting early is key to managing rosacea. However, there is no one specific treatment option that works for everyone. Instead, a customized approach is what works the best.

So, the ideal treatment option uses a cocktail of topical antibiotics such as Metrogel, Azalez, and Finacea, anti-inflammatory gels, along with oral (antibiotics) medications – prescribed only in moderate to severe cases. In patients who don’t show much improvement with the above medications, Isotretinoin may be prescribed. However, because Isotretinoin is known to cause major birth defects, doctors are extremely careful when prescribing it for patients.

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Can Rosacea Be Cured?

There is no cure for rosacea at present. However, taking a few precautions can help in managing the condition. Consider the following:

  • Avoid any condition or trigger which can lead to a flare-up.
  • Choose hypoallergenic skin-care products for your skincare.
  • Always shower or wash up with lukewarm water.
  • Take care of your skin – so always wear sunscreen at all times. If you have particularly sensitive skin, then use mineral formulations that contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

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