Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches

Dermatologists servicing the areas of Atlantis, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Trinity, FL, Wellington, FL & West Palm Beach, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Odessa, FL, Lutz, FL, Land O'Lakes, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, & Tampa, FL

If you look like you’re always blushing or if you have red bumps on your face that won’t go away, you might have a common, chronic skin condition called rosacea. The good news is that the team at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches, with locations in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Atlantis, Wellington, Delray Beach, and Trinity, Florida, can dramatically improve the health of your skin using a holistic approach. To find out more about rosacea treatments, call your nearest office or schedule an appointment online with the dermatology experts today.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 16 million Americans. About 1 in 20 Americans have rosacea, and it’s most common in fair-skinned people or those who blush easily. 

Rosacea typically appears on your face. It begins with a flushed appearance around your nose and cheeks that can spread to your forehead, ears, chest, and back. It’s routinely mistaken for other conditions, such as acne, allergies, or eczema. Left untreated, rosacea gets worse.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Although rosacea has many symptoms, most symptoms fall into one of the four categories below: 

  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea — Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels (spider veins)
  • Papulopustular rosacea — Swelling, acne-like breakouts, oily skin, redness, and raised patches of skin called plaques
  • Phymatous rosacea — Thick, bumpy texture to your skin, particularly on your nose; enlarged pores; oily skin
  • Ocular rosacea — Red, dry, irritated eyes; swollen eyelids; blurry vision; and a lump that might look like a sty   

It’s also possible that you may experience more than one of these types of rosacea.

How is rosacea diagnosed?

To diagnose rosacea, your provider at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches examines your skin and your eyes. They ask you about your overall health and any facial products, detergents, and soaps you use. 

Because rosacea can look like other health conditions, they want to rule out other causes, such as an allergic reaction or lupus.

How is rosacea treated?

There is no cure for rosacea, but its symptoms can be controlled. Treating rosacea often starts with figuring out what causes it to flare up. 

Common triggers include sun, heat, stress, and spicy food. Finding your triggers and eliminating them can help prevent flare-ups and help you to enjoy clearer, healthy skin. You also want to avoid using harsh toners, astringents, and deodorant soaps on your skin. 

Managing your diet and nutrition also can improve your skin’s condition. Other options include:

  • Prescription creams and gels 
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Laser treatment 

To explore your options to gain the glowing, healthy skin you’ve always wanted, call Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches today or use the online booking tool to schedule your consultation.