How Do You Clear Up Rosacea?

Before and after portrait of a young Caucasian woman with rosacea on her cheeks.

Rosacea is a condition that can cause flushing and redness of the facial skin. While some patients with mild rosacea might not be bothered by it, others with more severe cases will want to work with a dermatologist to discuss possible treatment options after diagnosis. At the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center of Dallas, TX, men, women, and teenagers can work with our doctors to get a proper diagnosis and talk about the ways in which this uncurable condition can be controlled.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a condition that can cause the facial skin to become red and inflamed. It can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, can results in a bulbous red nose, itching skin, or puffy eyes. In some patients, it may be improperly diagnosed as acne, as rashes that look like small pimples can develop. By getting a proper diagnosis, patients can then seek appropriate treatment for their rosacea.

Treatment options for rosacea

First, patients will need to get a definitive diagnosis from a professional. There is no imaging, scans, or x-rays needed to do this. A physical evaluation of the patient’s skin, along with medical history questions and information regarding symptoms can help a professional provide a proper diagnosis. Then, treatment options can be discussed. There are a few approaches that may be considered, including:

  • Avoidance of triggers, including spicy foods, alcohol, or even significant temperature fluctuations
  • Advanced sun protection methods, such as the use of an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen
  • Changes in skincare habits or products that may irritate rosacea, making it more noticeable
  • Prescription medications that can control redness, including topical creams
  • Laser and light-based therapies that can reduce the appearance of blood vessels and alleviate redness

Ready to take charge of the skin you’re in?

At Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, Dr. Clay Cockerell are here to assist with a wide range of general and cosmetic dermatology concerns. Patients in the area of Dallas, TX who are interested in learning more about the diagnosis and treatment of rosacea are welcome to book an appointment by calling (972) 661-2729. The office is conveniently located at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite #160 and accepts new patients.