Rosacea is a common skin condition that can sometimes be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness – and is characterized by blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face, as well as small, pus-filled bumps. Although the exact cause of rosacea is not known, it is believed that rosacea is caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. In addition, certain foods and activities are also thought to act as triggers of rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin – with some triggers including hot foods or beverages, spicy foods, alcohol, extreme temperatures, sunlight, stress, anger or embarrassment, as well as medications that dilate blood vessels, such as some blood pressure medications. Rosacea is not contagious, and is most common in those with fair skin. If left undiagnosed and untreated, rosacea can worsen over time.
If you are experiencing redness of the face it is important to have it evaluated, since there are several possible conditions that can cause this (some of which may be serious) and early evaluation and treatment can make a big difference in treatment of the condition. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are a number of treatments that a dermatologist can offer that can effectively manage the symptoms. In addition to effective prescription topical medications, oral antibiotics and laser treatments, there are a number of other new treatments available for rosacea that can reduce redness and enhance your overall appearance. In addition, Dr. Barnett can work with you on incorporating important lifestyle changes to manage rosacea, including avoiding factors that aggravate the condition, such as emotional stress, sunlight, hot beverages, spicy foods, alcohol, and extreme temperatures.
Take the first step towards managing your rosacea and reclaiming your skin’s health by scheduling a consultation at Atlanta Skin Wellness Center, the leading dermatology practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Our dedicated team of dermatologists specializes in rosacea treatment, providing personalized solutions to help alleviate your symptoms and restore your skin’s natural radiance. With our advanced treatment options, cutting-edge technology, and compassionate care, we are committed to delivering outstanding results and improving your quality of life. Don’t let rosacea hold you back any longer – trust Atlanta Skin Wellness Center as your preferred dermatologist in Atlanta, Georgia, and embark on a journey towards healthier, more balanced skin. Contact us today and take control of your rosacea with the help of our expert team.