All About Rosacea

You may be concerned with those red bumps or tiny pimples on your face. In fact, this condition may not be a simple case of acne, but rather symptoms of rosacea. Interestingly, rosacea is also known as adult acne. Rosacea can affect just about anyone. While more women are diagnosed with the condition, men seem to suffer from more severe symptoms.

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Symptoms of Rosacea

Because rosacea is similar to acne, the symptoms can be little red bumps, pimples, or lines that occur in the central area of the face. Additionally, rosacea can also cause the appearance of dilated blood vessels on the face. Rosacea can also appear to be blushing, sunburn, or rosy cheeks. Rosacea is a chronic condition of which there is no known cure; however, there are effective treatments that can keep it under control.

Rosacea Treatments

Among the top treatments for rosacea are light-based therapies, such as photodynamic or laser therapy. These treatments will focus pulses of light or energy on the area, which will affect the blood vessels that cause the redness. Additionally, light treatments can improve the appearance of the broken blood vessels and skin breakouts.

Other treatments include a range of options including topical creams and medicated wipes. Treatment options are based upon the severity of the condition, so it is important that you receive the best diagnosis possible.

Diagnosis & Treatment

At St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we know that rosacea diagnosis is usually based upon a simple visual examination of the skin. However, it is also important that other skin conditions be ruled out. In some cases, a skin scraping or even a biopsy may be performed to get the correct diagnosis.

Once we have properly diagnosed your skin, we will discuss the best treatment options for you. The type of treatment is dependent upon your individual case, and we at St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center are skilled and experienced in diagnosing rosacea and other similar skin diseases and conditions.

Dr. Wright and his team strive to ensure that every patient receives the best diagnosis and care possible. If you are suffering from the symptoms of rosacea, or any other skin condition, we urge you to schedule a consultation today. We want to help you get clearer skin!

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