Rosacea symptoms are hard to miss, as the redness, broken blood vessels, and other indications appear on your face. At Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics in Anchorage, Alaska, experienced dermatologist Courtney Bagayoko, MD, FAAD, Roy E. Howard, PA-C, and the team examine your skin before providing individualized rosacea management care. Use the easy online booking tool to make an appointment, or call the office to schedule your visit today.
Rosacea is a redness-causing skin condition characterized by facial flushing. Your symptoms may come and go, but as a chronic condition, rosacea is lifelong. While there isn’t a cure, you can keep your symptoms to a minimum with personalized dermatological care.
Anyone can get rosacea, and experts aren’t sure of its underlying causes. There may be a genetic factor, and women tend to get rosacea more often than men. It’s also most common among fair-skinned people.
During your diagnostic visit at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics, the team examines your skin and reviews your symptoms. They might also use diagnostic testing to rule out other possible causes like lupus or psoriasis, which are also chronic conditions.
Rosacea can cause a variety of symptoms, with facial redness being the main characteristic. Other symptoms might include:
Rosacea often affects the eyes, causing irritation, dry eyes, watering eyes, and a gritty sensation when you blink. You might also get an unusual number of styes.
Rhinophyma is a rosacea symptom that primarily affects men. It’s the thickening of the skin on your nose, causing it to take on an enlarged and bulbous appearance.
Spider veins are common on the skin with rosacea, especially on your nose and cheeks.
Your skin may become thicker and firmer over time if you have rosacea and don’t manage it with individualized care.
The team at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics prepares an individualized care plan after reviewing your rosacea symptoms and examining your skin. They also go over your medical history to be sure that your treatments are safe and successful.
Your rosacea treatment might involve:
Lifestyle changes and home care are also major parts of rosacea management. The team might suggest using high-SPF sunscreen every day, identifying and avoiding triggers that make your symptoms worse, and using gentle products on your skin.
Call Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics today to schedule your rosacea treatment consultation, or click the online booking tool for a quick and easy option.