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Rosacea Specialist

Sanford Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Sanford, NC, Lillington, NC & Pittsboro, NC

Rosacea, which affects roughly 16 million Americans, leads to embarrassing facial redness and bumps that resemble acne. If you struggle with rosacea, you have options for treatment at Sanford Dermatology’s clinic locations in Sanford, Pittsboro, and Lillington, North Carolina. Find out more by booking a rosacea exam by calling any clinic directly to speak with a team member.

Rosacea Q & A

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea leads to issues with facial redness that can make it look like you’re always blushing. Although rosacea affects fair-skinned, middle-aged women most commonly, anyone of any age can struggle with this skin condition. If you have rosacea, you may experience:

  • Visible facial vessels, particularly around your nose and cheeks
  • Small red bumps that look like pimples (they may contain pus)
  • Enlarged, bulbous nose (more common in men)
  • Eye problems, including dryness and irritation

While rosacea isn’t necessarily a medical concern, it can lead to discomfort and leave you feeling self-conscious, so it’s important to get a dermatologist involved in your skin care routine early. 

Are there rosacea triggers?

Even though the exact cause of rosacea isn’t well-understood, researchers believe that the condition runs in families and is triggered by environmental factors. If you have rosacea flare-ups, they may be triggered by:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Certain cosmetics 
  • Strong emotions
  • Chemical peels 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Exercise  
  • Alcohol 

Your prescription medications may be to blame, too. For example, if you take medications that dilate your blood vessels to lower your blood pressure, you may have more frequent rosacea flare-ups. No matter what’s causing your rosacea, the compassionate team at Sanford Dermatology can help. 

Can I get treatment for rosacea?

Absolutely. Your dedicated dermatologist at Sanford Dermatology evaluates your skin and talks with you about your rosacea symptoms. Depending on the severity of your rosacea and how often you experience symptoms, your treatment plan may include:

  • Oral acne drugs, such as isotretinoin 
  • Brimonidine gel to reduce redness
  • Oral antibiotic medications
  • Laser therapy 

The dermatology team at Sanford Dermatology can counsel you about clinical-grade skin care products you can use at home to minimize redness and irritation, so you can reduce your risk of unsightly and uncomfortable rosacea flare-ups. Your dermatologist also spends time educating you about which triggers you need to avoid to help maintain more even-toned skin. 

Before your rosacea flares up another day, see how the highly skilled skin care team at Sanford Dermatology can help. Book your rosacea evaluation online or over the phone today.