A little skin redness or flushing here and there is normal, but long-term facial redness could be a sign of a chronic condition called rosacea. At Anna Chacon, MD, in Miami, Florida, board-certified dermatologist Anna Chacon, MD, FAAD, provides care for rosacea in the office as well as teledermatology services in 49 states. Schedule an evaluation and treatment consultation over the phone or online today.
Rosacea is a skin condition mainly characterized by chronic redness, but it can involve an array of other symptoms too. In addition to the blushing and flushing, you might notice:
Symptoms such as redness and inflammation often flare up in response to triggers, like spicy foods, emotions, or exercise.
It can be easy to mistake rosacea for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Dr. Chacon offers an evaluation, during which she examines your skin and goes over your medical history. She can diagnose rosacea and develop a one-of-a-kind treatment plan to address your symptoms.
Rosacea’s true underlying cause isn’t known, but experts speculate it could come from an overreactive immune system. There are also multiple risk factors for the condition. You’re at a higher risk of rosacea if you’re:
You’re also at an increased risk for rosacea if you have family members with the condition.
While women are generally more likely to get rosacea than men, men with rosacea are more likely than women to experience rhinophyma or nose enlargement.
Dr. Chacon helps you find ways to manage your rosacea symptoms even though the condition itself has no cure. Your treatment might consist of:
There are various medications that help reduce facial flushing. You might also receive antibiotics to prevent or treat skin infections affecting rosacea pimples and bumps.
Laser therapy is available to in-office patients with Dr. Chacon. Lasers close off blood vessels to erase spider veins that come with rosacea.
Changing your habits at home can make a big difference for your skin. To reduce rosacea redness, you can identify and avoid triggers and apply plenty of sunscreen every day.
Dr. Chacon offers medical-grade skin care products from an online store for all her patients. She helps you choose products for your skin type that help lessen the inflammation and redness of rosacea.
To schedule an in-person or teledermatology appointment for rosacea, call Anna Chacon, MD, or book online today.