Rosacea Treatment in Sarasota, FL

close up picture of skin affected with rosacea

Sometimes confused with acne, rosacea is a common, inflammatory chronic skin condition. It may manifest itself as either all-over redness or red patches with prominent spider veins, eruptions, pimples, and swelling. Common sites for rosacea are the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Symptoms might include a tendency to blush or flush easily, a bulbous “W.C. Fields” nose, burning or stinging of the face, and bloodshot or irritated eyes. Rosacea treatment procedures vary depending on the condition.

If you are bothered by facial redness and think it could be rosacea, visit the Sarasota skincare professionals at SkinSmart Dermatology® for effective treatment options. Healthy, beautiful skin begins at SkinSmart Dermatology®. Request an appointment online, or click the button below to give us a call.

What Causes Rosacea?

No one knows exactly what causes rosacea. It is believed that more than 15 millions people in the United States are diagnosed with rosacea. While sometimes misunderstood, learning more about the signs and symptoms can help you get treatment faster and tend to this condition. We do know that people who are more likely to develop this condition meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Fair skinned with blond hair and blue eyes
  • Female
  • Blush or flush easily
  • Age 30 to 50
  • Family history of rosacea or severe acne

These conditions can occur as early as your late 20’s as well. Early signs of Rosacea are often ignored as they are usually assumed to be a different, less serious condition. Without medical attention and treatment, rosacea can become worse. Knowing what can possibly trigger rosacea, if you have it, and what to do about it is important for prevention and reducing the effects of rosacea.

What are Rosacea Symptoms?

Since this condition can be easy to confuse with another condition, many patients do not pay attention to the warning signs that come with rosacea. A study has shown that almost 80% of people in the United States are unaware of the signs and symptoms of rosacea, which can be why many who have the condition dont seek the proper treatment.

Facial redness is a big sign that you may have rosacea, which is often confused with blushing. Blushing easily and often is also another sign of rosacea, which may wave off to be no big deal. Other signs and symptoms include hypersensitive skin, burning skin, and facial spider veins. If you have any of these symptoms, schedule an examination with Dr. Elizabeth Callahan to get a final verdict.

How is Rosacea Diagnosed?

Sarasota dermatologic surgeon Dr. Callahan diagnoses rosacea by a thorough examination of the skin and eyes. Triggers are different for each individual but commonly include:

  • Alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Hot beverages
  • Stress
  • Sun exposure
  • Exercising and/or sweating in hot weather
  • Wind and extreme cold
  • Saunas or steam rooms

While the causes of rosacea are mostly unknown, these are a few known triggers that can cause rosacea flare ups and make the condition worse. It is important to note that Rosacea is heritable and can be passed on through family genes. If you have a family history of rosacea, then some of these triggers can cause or worsen the condition.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At SkinSmart Dermatology located in Sarasota, our team of healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping you reach your health and wellness goals. Our mission is to help you reclaim your best life, and help you reach a healthier and happier you. With state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we ensure the best possible results, service, and care!

If you are experiencing rosacea and are seeking treatment, visit SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota. Our providers, including Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, are experienced in rosacea treatment and have been serving the Sarasota community for over 15 years. At SkinSmart Dermatology, we treat a wide variety of skin problems and care for every individual patient with a personal touch. Schedule an appointment by calling 941-308-7546 or fill out the form on our contact page.

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