Rosacea: Here’s What You Need to Know

Beautiful,Young,Woman,With,Rosacea Rosacea is a common yet treatable skin condition. It is most often seen on the central face area, the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, and typically goes through remission and flare-up phases. Rosacea is a skin condition that impacts all races. However, those with naturally fair skin and those who blush easily are typically at the most risk for this condition.

Can Rosacea Affect Men and Women?

Yes, rosacea is a common condition that can affect both men and women. Women are more often diagnosed. That being said, in terms of severity, men tend to experience more severe symptoms like skin thickening, especially on the nose, that has a more severe impact on their appearance. According to numbers by the National Rosacea Society (NRS), an overwhelming 90% of patients with rosacea have lower self-confidence due to this condition. Another 88% have said that it negatively affects their professional interactions.

Symptoms to Know

Rosacea’s symptoms can vary from person to person. However, the following are considered the most basic characteristics of the condition and, as such, are used for diagnosis in many cases. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then there is a chance you might have rosacea:

  • Redness or constantly appearing “flushed”: This isn’t just general redness, but persistent redness that won’t go away. It might look like a sunburn or a blush that won’t fade.
  • Skin thickening: Specific skin areas feel thick or have excess tissue. This symptom is often seen around the nose.
  • Bumps that look like pimples: Rosacea can lead to red or pus-filled bumps that look like acne.
  • Visible blood vessels: Tiny veins can appear on the central face area, nasal bridge, and cheeks.

Find Treatment for Rosacea in Lake Charles, LA

Although there is no cure for this chronic skin condition, there are treatments that can ease flare-ups and enhance your quality of life when dealing with rosacea. Often, treatment includes a mixture of patient education and medicinal treatments.

To live a better life with rosacea, a patient must learn what is causing their flare-ups or outbreaks and then make changes to prevent those conditions from occurring. Talk to Dr. Shondra Smith today to learn more about what may be triggering your symptoms and what treatments are available.

Schedule your consultation today by calling (337) 477-0011.

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