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Achieve clear, even-toned skin with rosacea treatment at the Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates

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Achieve clear, even-toned skin with rosacea treatment at the Center for Surgical Dermatology


What is Rosacea?

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.

Rosacea on a patient's face

Rosacea FAQs

Are you interested in learning more about rosacea? In our rosacea FAQs sections, our board-certified dermatologists cover common questions and concerns, such as what causes rosacea, what are its symptoms, and how is rosacea treated in Westerville, Ohio.

Symptoms of a rosacea flare up include:

  • Stinging, burning skin
  • Swollen, red bumps that may be filled with pus
  • Rough, dry patches of skin
  • A red, swollen nose
  • Enlarged facial pores
  • Numerous, visible blood vessels on the face
  • Facial redness
  • Bumps on the eyelids
  • Dry/irritated eyes and eyelids

If you are struggling with any of the rosacea symptoms mentioned above, we recommend you make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist for treatment options. If you’re in the Westerville area, reach out to the specialists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology.

While the exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, research suggests that there are three primary causes of this chronic skin condition. These causes include:

  • Genetics — Rosacea often runs in families.
  • Skin mites — Some people are more sensitive to a type of mite that naturally lives on the skin, which causes irritation and redness of the skin.
  • H. pylori — An abundance of a gut bacteria called H. pylori that can cause the skin to look flushed.

A common symptom of rosacea is significant blushing and burning skin, which may feel hot and tender to the touch.

In many cases, rosacea is a complex condition caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors. While it does not have a direct pattern of inheritance, research has shown that around percent of the disease seems to be genetically driven.

While there is no known cure for rosacea, 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:

  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Lasers to address the increased superficial blood vessels and thickened skin
  • Eye medications

Some lifestyle changes that may help patients avoid and manage flare ups include avoiding:

  • Sunlight
  • Extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Wind
  • Stress
  • Hot baths and showers
  • Spicy foods and drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Excessive sweating
  • Harsh or scented skincare products

For more information on our personalized rosacea treatment plans, reach out to our clinic. We are here to help you find relief from your troublesome rosacea symptoms.


Rosacea Photos

Do you think you may have rosacea? View the rosacea photos below to see if your symptoms are similar.

Psoriasis on a kid's face
Psoriasis on a patient's cheek
Severe psoriasis on a patient's face
Psoriasis on a patient's face

Schedule Rosacea Treatment in Westerville, Ohio

If you suspect you do have rosacea, or you have been diagnosed with this common skin condition, our board-certified dermatologists are here to help. We provide personalized rosacea treatment in Westerville, Ohio, to help patients suffering from rosacea symptoms find relief. Schedule an appointment for a professional evaluation, diagnosis, and rosacea treatment plan.

Schedule your rosacea treatment in Westerville, Ohio, by requesting an appointment online or by calling our clinic at (614) 847-4100.

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