A Deeper Look at Rosacea

rosacea-01As if redness and blotchiness wasn’t enough to deal with, a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) shows that Rosacea also inflicts significant physical discomfort.  Rosacea is a widespread disorder that is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans! This is a large number of people dealing with a skin disease that deserves to be dealt with. At Skin NV, we offer many great treatments to aid and relieve signs and symptoms of Rosacea.

A combination of our therapies at Skin NV including topical prescription medications (Tretinoin, Metronidazole, Benzaclin, Clindamycin Phosphate), medical grade peels (lactic, glycolic, salicylic) and/or IPL laser will help you achieve the healthy skin you desire and deserve. An office visit is required to determine which prescription might work best for you.

As the article indicates, it is important to have a gentle skin-care routine with products that are designed specifically for sensitive skin to alleviate the discomfort. Each case differs slightly and patients should be treated on an individual basis, as they are here at Skin NV.

In the NRS survey of 1,709 rosacea patients, nearly 93% said they had experienced physical discomfort as a result of the disorder. A burning sensation was the most commonly cited, named by 76% of the respondents. The cheeks were the most common site for rosacea-related discomfort, named by 85% of the respondents, followed by the nose, cited by 58%.

The nature of Rosacea is a chronic disorder typically begins at any time after age 30 as a flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Although it may only be temporary for a while, over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear.

This is why it is important to seek medical therapy and consult with your  dermatologist in order to begin prevention and treatment medications. Give us a call today and we can help alleviate your Rosacea worries!

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