Rosacea is a skin condition associated with redness and inflammation that primarily affects the nose, cheeks, and other areas of the face. There is no cure for rosacea, but treatments are available for reducing redness and swelling. A dermatologist can discuss various treatment options with you. The staff at Foothill Dermatology Medical Center, including Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu, are your dermatology professionals for the treatment of rosacea in Glendora, CA.
Rosacea develops on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead most often, but can also develop on the chest, back, and other areas. Rosacea is sometimes mistaken for acne as it can have a similar appearance. The early stages of rosacea are associated with blushing or appearing flushed easily. Rosacea begins to look like acne as the condition worsens. Symptoms of rosacea include:
- Thickening skin
- Acne-like breakouts
- Visible blood vessels
Causes of Rosacea
The exact cause of rosacea has not been identified, but scientists have discovered several factors that seem to play a role in developing rosacea. Some of these factors include heredity, an immune system that overreacts to certain bacteria, the protein cathelicidin, the H pylori bug, and skin mites. Rosacea also seems to be related to having a history of acne problems.
Rosacea can affect adults and children, but tends to be more readily noticeable in adults. Additionally, women tend to develop rosacea more often than men. Rosacea can affect individuals of all skin types but is most commonly observed in those with fair skin. Rosacea to be diagnosed most often in individuals over the age of 30.
Treatments for Rosacea
Treatments are available for reducing the symptoms of rosacea. Rosacea can worsen without treatment, so it is important to see a dermatologist or other dermatology professional for help if you develop any of the symptoms associated with the condition. A dermatologist can help identify potential rosacea triggers, such as certain foods or sun exposure, so you can avoid them. Examples of rosacea treatments in Glendora, CA, include anti-acne medications, antibiotics, and laser therapy.
If you have rosacea, help is available. For the treatment of rosacea in Glendora, CA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sidhu or one of the other dermatology professionals at Foothill Dermatology Medical Center by calling (626) 852-3376. To schedule an appointment at the Rancho Cucamonga office location, call (909) 256-8950.