Understanding Rosacea

Understanding Rosacea

While rosy cheeks can sometimes be a desired look, there is a condition that causes constant blushing and a flushed face as well as bumps and swelling. This condition is known as rosacea. Rosacea can cause flare-ups to last for weeks or months and then you may not deal with it for quite some time. Rosacea isn’t contagious but can cause issues that can make you feel uncomfortable and irritated. Your dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, can explain what rosacea is and how you can manage your symptoms.

Understanding Rosacea

When you’re dealing with rosacea, there are some of the most common symptoms you may experience. This includes:

  • Facial blushing and flushing
  • Visible veins on the face
  • Swelling
  • Small pimple-like bumps
  • Burning sensation
  • Eye issues

There is no known cause for rosacea, but it’s thought to be genetic. There is also no cure for rosacea, but our dermatologist can help create a treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms. Often, it’s important to combine medication with a good skincare plan.

Your doctor may recommend treatments like certain medications, depending on the severity of your rosacea. Laser therapy can also help make enlarged blood vessels smaller and less visible. You should be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen and try to avoid rubbing your face with unwashed hands. By combining good skincare habits with medications, you should be able to avoid severe flare-ups and any other symptoms that you may experience with these flare-ups.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

Find out how you can manage your rosacea. Contact your dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, to learn more about rosacea and if it may be affecting you. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (212) 517-5171.

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