At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, we understand how frustrating acne rosacea can be. Just when you think your skin is getting better, you start having another flare-up causing redness to spread over your face. This is why we offer customized treatment plans based on the severity and triggers of your condition.
What Is Acne Rosacea?
Acne rosacea is a common condition that causes redness and acne across your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. It is typically seen in both men and women ages 30-60 years old who have fair skin. It can be painful for some people depending on the severity of their condition. Some sufferers have described it as feeling like a permanent sunburn.
What Causes Acne Rosacea?
The cause of this form of rosacea remains unclear. Some theories are that genetics, other health conditions, and broken blood vessels in the skin play a role in the development of acne rosacea.
One thing that is certain for rosacea sufferers is that the condition often has flare-ups or is made worse by certain factors. These triggers include, but are not limited to:
- Sun exposure
- Hot weather
- Hot baths
- Spicy food
Is a Customized Treatment Plan Right for You?
Acne rosacea affects every person differently. What triggers symptoms for one person may not bother another. This is why a customized treatment plan is the best option for rosacea sufferers. It’s extremely common for acne rosacea to present itself in adulthood and many people mistake it for common acne. Common acne treatments will not improve acne rosacea and over-the-counter products can make symptoms worse.
It’s important that our dermatologist takes the time to evaluate the severity of your rosacea, what triggers your symptoms, and what makes your symptoms worse. Only then can our doctor determine what treatment plan will work for you. Without this knowledge, it’s possible the wrong treatment could make your rosacea worse.
If you have not been officially diagnosed with acne rosacea but have symptoms of the condition, see a dermatologist as early as possible. Early treatment can prevent irreversible damage later.
If you are suffering from acne rosacea and feel frustrated trying to find a treatment that works, come visit the experts at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida in Sunrise and Coral Springs. We take the time to work with our patients and customize a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!