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Redness & 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. 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.
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:
- Fair skinned with blond hair and blue eyes
- Blush or flush easily
- Age 30 to 50
- Family history of rosacea or severe acne
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:
- Spicy food
- Hot beverages
- Sun exposure
- Exercising and/or sweating in hot weather
- Wind and extreme cold
- Saunas or steam rooms
Schedule Your Appointment Today
For more information on rosacea and available treatment options, or to schedule your appointment, contact SkinSmart Dermatology today! Our practice serves Sarasota, FL and the surrounding areas.
If you are experiencing rosacea and are seeking treatment, visit Sarasota Dermatology. 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.