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. 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 or call our Sarasota office at (941) 308-7546.
No one knows exactly what causes rosacea. We do know that people who are more likely to develop this condition meet one or more of the following criteria:
Sarasota dermatologic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Callahan diagnoses rosacea by a thorough examination of the skin and eyes. Triggers are different for each individual but commonly include: