Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that commonly affects the convexities of the face More than 16 million people in U.S. have rosacea
Rosacea has different set of combinations of signs & symptoms. It is characterized by periods of calm (no breakout) & flare ups with exacerbation of disease activity
Patients often begin with facial flushing & dilated tiny capillaries (telangiectasia) and may progress to papules and pustules
Eye involvement frequent and patients often have eye complaints of a gritty feeling or dry eyes
There are well identified triggers of activity: different categories that can trigger a flare up of rosacea activity
- Sun exposure
- Emotional stress
- Weather: hot, humid, windy conditions, even cold
- Exercise: high intensity (running, aerobics, walking)
- Alcohol: bonded spirits, red wine, champagne
- Foods: spicy, canned meats, even fruits (strawberries)
- Caffeinated beverages: especially hot beverages like coffee & tea
- Cosmetic ingredients
At Skin Care Physicians of Georgia, we individualize our treatment plan for each patient.
A patient’s plan will likely consist of:
- A search for potential triggers of rosacea activity.
- Based on a patient’s exam findings and severity, we may choose a topical medicine alone, or in combination with oral medicine.
- A patient may also choose to more permanently reduce and clear unwanted redness and dilated facial vessels with a laser or IPL which is highly effective.
At Skin Care Physicians of Georgia, we have had great success using both laser treatments. and IPL treatments. Laser treatments work to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production, while IPL, or light therapy, addresses redness associated with rosacea
Call us today to see how Skin Care Physicians of Georgia can help improve and clear your rosacea