If you suffer from the common, chronic skin condition known as rosacea, you are not alone. Rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread among baby-boomers, and is especially common in fair-skinned, blue-eyed women between the ages of 30 and 50. More than 14 million Americans are living with rosacea – and are suffering its self-esteem deflating, debilitating effects.
Rosacea is a skin condition which is often misunderstood. Continue reading to learn 5 things you may not know about rosacea and its treatment:
- Evidence suggests that susceptibility to rosacea may be inherited. Many people who suffer from it have family members who also have rosacea.
- Sadly, because of its red-faced, acne-like effects on personal appearance, rosacea can cause significant social, psychological and occupational problems if left untreated.
- The exact cause of rosacea is unknown but the range of possible causes includes defects in the immune system, nervous system or facial blood vessels, and the presence of microbes or Demodex Mites.
- Scientists have found that most people with acne-like rosacea react to a bacterium called bacillus oleronius. This causes their immune system to over react.
- There is no cure for rosacea, but medical help is available – such as topical and oral medications – which can control its signs and symptoms.
Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. LoBuono for a complete examination of your skin, a diagnosis, and appropriate treatment modalities – before these rosacea signs and symptoms become severe:
- Small blood vessels which are visible on the face (telangiectasia)
- Pimples or bumps on the face
- Redness or flushing on the nose, cheeks, forehead or chin
- Watery, irritated eyes