Rosacea is a chronic (long-lasting) skin condition in which the face becomes red, bumpy, or swollen. Symptoms of rosacea include flushing, redness of the central face, pimples, facial swelling, and telangiectasias (visible blood vessels) appearing on the face. Rosacea is not contagious, but is believed to result from a mixture of environmental and genetic factors. Rosacea most commonly occurs in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.
Rosacea Treatment Options
Fortunately, there are many treatment options available at Georgia Skin Cancer for anyone suffering from rosacea. These include topical treatments and/or oral medications. For the best management of rosacea, individuals should also recognize common and personal triggers. Some of these triggers include sun exposure, hot weather, emotional stress, alcohol consumption, heavy exercise, and wind. Taking personal measures such as wearing a sunscreen rated a minimum SPF 30 and keeping skin moisturized can aid in the management of rosacea. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that obtains the best results possible.