Do You Have Rosacea? We Can Help

By Applegarth Dermatology PC
June 10, 2019
Category: Skin Condition
Tags: Rosacea  

Rosacea is a fairly common skin condition that affects as many as 14 million Americans according to the American Academy of dermatologistDermatology. Found to be most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50, rosacea can affect anyone, even the faces of famous celebrities and world leaders like former president Bill Clinton, Prince William, and his late mother Princess Diana. Fortunately, there are options available to help treat and manage flareups. If you are suffering from rosacea, skincare and dermatology services from Dr. William Applegarth's offices in La Porte and Valparaiso, IN.


Rosacea Treatment at our offices in La Porte and Valparaiso, IN

Rosacea causes redness and irritation mostly on the face, with visible blood vessels and small bumps usually around the nose, cheeks, and chin area. While there is technically no pinpointed cause or cure for rosacea, there are several treatment options that rosacea patients can take advantage of to either decrease the likelihood of outbreaks or to minimize their severity when they occur.


Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea

Rosacea is often mistaken with other common skin problems like acne or a rash. If you are not sure what is causing your symptoms or have new symptoms that either don't clear up within a week or continue to reoccur, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

The most common signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Redness across the face, usually around the nose and checks
  • Swollen and visible red blood vessels
  • Red bumps (may contain pus)
  • Skin feels warm or hot to the touch
  • Coarse skin around the nose
  • Redness/swelling around the eyes

Rosacea is most common in women with fair skin, but it can affect anyone. Factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, diet, environment, and family history can all increase the risk for some people. Keeping the skin clean and dry, protecting yourself from sun exposure, and avoiding known triggers for rosacea are all great methods of defense. Your dermatologist may also prescribe medication and treatments like laser therapy.


Find a Dermatologist in La Porte and Valparaiso, IN

For more information about rosacea or other skin conditions and treatment options, contact Applegarth Dermatology PC today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Applegarth by calling (219) 548-0360 for Valparaiso or (219) 362-0161 for La Porte.