What Is Rosacea?
posted: Aug. 02, 2023.
Although there is currently no cure for rosacea, your dermatologist can help reduce the impact of its symptoms. You can learn more about all your rosacea treatment options by reaching out to your local skin experts at the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA.
As a chronic skin disease, rosacea symptoms can subside for some time but will return for weeks or months at a time, in what's often defined as a flare-up.
Flare-ups are the cycles when the rosacea symptoms are most present. Hallmark symptoms of the condition are small red bumps that typically appear on the cheeks, nose, and forehead.
Although there is no current cure or known cause for rosacea, experts believe that there may be a combination of both hereditary and environmental factors that can increase your risk of the condition.
If you have a family history of rosacea, or if you have Celtic or Scandinavian ancestors, you are more likely to develop rosacea. Women are more likely to develop it than men, but if men do develop it their symptoms could be more severe. It usually affects people with fair skin, blond hair, and blue eyes, and can begin to manifest between the ages of 30 and 50.
Environmental factors can include exposure to a skin mite called Demodex, an intestinal bacteria, and certain elements in your diet, among others. Eating spicy foods, drinking hot tea or coffee, and foods that contain the compound cinnamaldehyde can worsen rosacea symptoms.
Rosacea Treatment in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA
Your dermatologist can diagnose the condition as well as work with you to develop a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and the effects of flare-ups on your skin.
If you are interested in exploring your treatment options for rosacea in or around the areas of Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA, you can schedule a consultation with Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases by dialing (770) 751-1133 for the Roswell, GA, office, (770) 664-5225 for, Alpharetta, GA, (770) 844-1902 for Cumming, GA, and (404) 252-4333 for Sandy Springs, GA.