Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, commonly affecting the face, specifically the nose, chin, forehead & cheeks. It can appear on the neck,

An elderly woman with skin condition rosacea characterized by facial redness, small and superficial dilated blood vessels, no make-up

back or chest. As rosacea progresses the redness becomes a severe rosy appearance with visible blood vessels.

It can also cause the eyes to become irritated, bloodshot or watery. It can cause the nose to appear swollen. While the symptoms vary from person to person, there are main symptoms & others that can also develop. Each person affected with rosacea will have at least one main symptom.

The main symptoms are:

  • Flushing
  • Persistant redness
  • Bumps and pimples
  • Visible blood vessels

The other symptoms that can develop are:

  • Eye irritation (can result in loss of vision if left untreated)
  • Burning or stinging
  • Dry appearance
  • Plaques
  • Skin thickening
  • Swelling

Can we treat Rosacea?

YES!!! While there is no cure for rosacea we can help you get your symptoms under control and put your rosacea in remission! Treatments vary depending on which symptoms are presenting, they include:

Can Rosacea be prevented?

No. However, those who suffer with rosacea can stay in remission by identifying triggers and avoiding them. Such triggers could include:

  • Sun or wind exposure
  • Stress
  • Weather
  • Heavy exercise
  • Alcohol consumption, especially red wine
  • Hot beverages and foods
  • Spicy foods

Let us help you get your rosacea symptoms into remission! Call for an appointment today!!

 Call us at 208-522-SKIN (7546) or visit us at 2085 Providence way in Idaho Falls.

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