Naples Dermatology PA
4085 Tamiami Trail North Suite B203, Naples. FL, 34103
Dr. Scott A. Ross MD
Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that most commonly presents as a rash or pimples and redness of the central area of the face. Rosacea occurs most commonly in people 30 to 50 years of age. Although rosacea's cause remains unknown, it appears to involve a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Rosacea can be disfiguring if left untreated and a source of emotional stress.
One of the most common first symptoms is a tendency to flush or blush easily. This may progress to persistent redness, pimples and dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias). In some cases the skin may become thickened, especially at the nose and in many cases there is also eye irritation.
Many people report that their rosacea flares up following exposure to certain triggers. Some common rosacea triggers include sun exposure, spicy foods, alcohol consumption and emotional stress. Early diagnosis and treatment of rosacea can control symptoms, alleviate discomfort, and stop rosacea from progressing.
Rosacea treatments include avoidance of exacerbating factors, topical medications (such as Metrogel/Metrocream, Finacea and Mirvaso), oral therapy with antibiotics such as tetracycline or doxycycline and laser treatments