This chronic skin condition affects 16 million Americans. Those with rosacea may experience red patches on the face, thickening of the skin, acne-like symptoms, and a persistent flushed look. At MOD Dermatology, our  providers have years of experience and education helping our clients in Gretna with treating their red skin symptoms and restoring their confidence!

What is Rosacea?

Characterized by intense redness and visible blood vessels on the face, rosacea can affect someone at any age, but is more prevalent in middle-aged women. This type of skin condition can occur in flare-ups and remissions.

What are the Subtypes of Rosacea?

There are 4 different subtypes of rosacea that a person might experience:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: As the most common form of rosacea, this subtype involves the flushing and redness of the face. 
  2. Papulopustular (Acne): Sometimes mistaken for acne, this subtype is characterized by red bumps and pustules.
  3. Phymatous (Rhinophyma): Disfiguration of the nose along with enlarged pores and thickening of the skin.
  4. Ocular rosacea: Inflammation of the eyes that causes irritation and redness.


What Causes Rosacea?

While it is unknown what exactly is the root cause of rosacea, there are certain “triggers” which cause flare-ups in the body. These might include spicy foods, alcohol, environmental factors, stress, and other biological conditions. Those with a family history of rosacea are more likely to experience it themselves. 


While there is no cure-all for rosacea, Gretna’s team of experts at MOD Dermatology offers several different top-tier medications and advanced treatment strategies to combat your symptoms. Our office is a strong advocate for preventative care. When you talk with our dermatologists, they will come up with a unique treatment plan for your type and severity of rosacea. The plan will most likely include suggested lifestyle changes and identified triggers to avoid. Topical and oral medications might be added to your specialized treatment plan.  


At MOD Dermatology, we are proud to offer our clients in Gretna the latest skin condition treatment options, including rosacea. Call us today to schedule a consultation!