Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness that looks like blushing and small bumps on the face that resemble acne. It’s most common on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, but can also appear on the neck, ears, or chest. Some people may experience superficial blood vessels in the face that can widen and swell. As many as half of all rosacea patients may also experience redness, swelling, and pain in their eyes.
Anyone can have rosacea, but it’s most common in individuals with fair skin. It’s a chronic condition that cycles between periods of clear skin and weeks or months of flare ups. Symptoms of a rosacea flare up include:
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but some possible causes are:
At this time, there is no known cure for rosacea, but our dermatologists have helped many patients reduce the frequency and severity of flare ups through medications and lifestyle changes. To manage the redness and bumps, your dermatologist may suggest the following:
Some lifestyle changes that may help patients avoid and manage flare ups include avoiding:
The swelling associated with rosacea can become permanent without proper symptom management and prevention. If you’re struggling to manage your rosacea symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists near Columbus, including Gahanna, Westerville, and Granville right away. Together, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan to help you control your rosacea.
Do you think you may have rosacea? View the rosacea before and after photos below to see how our treatments help patients suffering from rosacea symptoms, and be sure to schedule an appointment for a professional diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.