Quit Seeing Red and Finally Treat Your Rosacea
Sometimes red skin is a red flag. Facial redness could be a sign that you have rosacea. However, rosacea doesn’t end with red skin. Many people experience other unpleasant symptoms when living with this skin condition. Here’s a look at some signs that mean you could be suffering from rosacea:
- Acne-like rashes
- Swollen blood vessels in the skin
- Itching skin
- An enlarged and inflamed nose
- Red skin
- Dry, puffy eyes
It is very easy to mistake the symptoms of this condition for acne or brush them off as allergic reactions. That’s why it’s so important to meet with a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis if you’re dealing with redness. Shereen Timani, M.D. and the team here at Johns Creek Dermatology have helped many patients from around the North Atlanta area treat their skin issues and feel confident about the way their skin looks. Do you suspect that you may be suffering from rosacea? Take a look at everything you need to know about diagnosing and treating the condition.
What Causes Rosacea?
The actual cause of rosacea is a mystery. However, it is believed that this condition is likely caused by a mix of environmental and genetic factors. Many people have their symptoms triggered by everyday things. This can make a diagnosis even more difficult because the symptoms of rosacea may not always be constant. Here are some of the common things that can trigger symptoms:
- Spicy foods
- Hot drinks
- Extreme temperatures
- Certain cosmetics
- Blood pressure medications
Any person can develop rosacea. However, this condition is much more common in women than it is in men. People with fair skin tend to experience symptoms more frequently. Being over the age of 30, smoking and having a family history of the condition can all increase a person’s risk for developing rosacea.
How Do You Diagnose Rosacea?
It is necessary to have your skin looked at in person by a dermatologist in order to rule out other causes of redness and get a rosacea diagnosis. You will have an opportunity to discuss your symptoms and undergo an examination of your skin when you meet with Shereen Timani, M.D. Several tests may be used to rule out any other factors that could be contributing to your red skin. It is especially important to rule out conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema and lupus before beginning treatment for rosacea.
How Is Rosacea Treated?
The main objective of treatment for rosacea is to control the visual signs of the condition. Many people find success by using a combination of skincare solutions and prescription medicines. It is very important to create a customized treatment plan that takes into account the severity and duration of your symptoms. Laser therapies are also available. Shereen Timani, M.D. will be able to tell you about all of the latest treatment options and help you stay informed regarding the best practices for avoiding triggers and decreasing rosacea episodes.
Are You Ready to Get Rid of Skin Redness?
It may be time to visit Johns Creek Dermatology if you’re tired of seeing red and irritated skin when you look in the mirror. We understand how embarrassing and frustrating this condition can be. Our friendly staff will work hard to help you get the answers you need and find a treatment option that helps you to feel good about your skin. Our office located in Johns Creek serves patients from South Forsyth, Gwinnett and North Fulton. In addition, we see people from all of the communities in and surrounding North Atlanta. Give us a call today to book a consultation.
All of the information provided in this article has been shared for general purposes only. Please do not confuse any of the information provided above for a medical diagnosis or a substitute for a proper evaluation. Please seek medical help immediately if you suspect that your skin is inflamed due to an injury or exposure to a dangerous substance. You can call us here at Johns Creek Dermatology if you’d like to book a consultation with Shereen Timani, M.D. during our business hours.
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