Rosacea Treatment

If you always look like you’re blushing or you have bumps on your face that resemble acne, you may have rosacea. The experienced physician assistants and dermatologists at our Greater Houston, TX, locations can help relieve this common skin condition.

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What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin issue that causes redness, visible blood vessels, and swelling across the face. Known as the “acne of adulthood,” it often spreads across the forehead, nose, chin, and upper half of the torso. Rosacea can produce small, pus-filled bumps, but it doesn’t create traditional blackheads. In most cases, typical side effects of rosacea include:

  • Thickening of the skin
  • Redness and flushing
  • Broken capillaries
  • Dry, itchy eyes
  • Red acne bumps on the face

There is no root cause for rosacea, as many “triggers” can cause it to flare up. These triggers can include dairy or spicy foods, stress, lack of sleep, heat, or alcohol. It’s important to have a trusted dermatologist treat rosacea as quickly as possible, as symptoms can worsen over time without medical intervention.

What Are the Treatments for Rosacea?

The approach to rosacea treatment varies with the severity of the case or breakout. For mild cases, we typically prescribe topical products or oral medications. We may use laser or light-based therapies for patients with more severe rosacea. Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, for example, are used to shrink the telangiectasia (visible blood vessels). Common laser options include:

If you would like to learn more about rosacea treatment, request a consultation with one of our dermatology specialists at a Greater Houston, TX, location near you.

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