Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition that is found in 16 million Americans. This condition is characterized by redness and visible blood vessels most commonly found on the face. MOD Dermatology offers Fremont clients valuable rosacea treatments to minimize the symptoms of rosacea and restore confidence!
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
This chronic skin condition most often manifests itself in excessive redness of the face due to enlarged blood vessels on the skin. Thankfully, this condition is not contagious so cannot be spread by airborne or physical contact. This long-term condition typically comes in flare-ups and remissions.
WHAT ARE THE SUBTYPES OF ROSACEA?
There are four main subtypes of rosacea that a person can experience, and they can experience more than one at a time. These include:
- Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: This is the most common type of rosacea and is characterized by facial redness and spider veins
- Papulopustular (Acne): A subtype in which its symptoms are similar to that of acne breakouts
- Phymatous (Rhinophyma): The rarest form of rosacea often causing the thickness of the nose
- Ocular rosacea: Rosacea affects the eyes which cause dry, stinging eyes and possible loss of vision
WHAT CAUSES ROSACEA?
The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, but it is thought to be caused due to several factors including an overactive immune system, genetics, and environmental factors. The demographics of those more likely to experience rosacea include:
- 30 to 50 years old
- Of Celtic or Scandinavian descent
- Family history of rosacea
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for rosacea. While there is no complete cure, there are some options that can treat your symptoms and ways to reduce flare-ups that our Fremont experts can provide. Our certified dermatologists will evaluate your skin condition and work with you to figure out specific triggers your body has and develop a plan to avoid them. Depending on the subtype and strength of the rosacea, topical or oral medications might be suggested. Light therapy and surgery might also be an effective option for rosacea treatment in the Fremont area.
CALL MOD FOR FREMONT ROSACEA TREATMENT
Are you experiencing rosacea symptoms in the Fremont area? Our dermatologists have years of experience and education in helping those who struggle with rosacea. Call us today to schedule a consultation, and start your treatment plan!