Rosacea affects millions of Americans and is most common among those with fair skin, especially prevalent with women and adults middle-aged and older. Although there is no known cure you can take steps to minimize the symptoms, and you can turn to your Buffalo, NY, dermatologist for further help in keeping them under control. So if you would like to learn more contact Dr. Anthony Dee of the Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY.
Symptoms and Subtypes
Redness of the skin around the nose, cheeks, and forehead, is what is most often associated with skin disease. Rosacea exists as four different subtypes, each with its own set of symptoms, although the above-mentioned usually persist across each type.
The first subtype is referred to as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) and its symptoms are facial redness and flushing, with visible blood vessels under the skin.
Acne rosacea, otherwise known as papulopustular rosacea, manifests in breakouts similar to acne and can make the affected skin very sensitive.
In the third subtype, the symptoms are thickened skin in the reddened areas, although most commonly it's the skin around the nose that is impacted, leading to a condition known as rhinophyma.
The fourth affects mainly the eyes and the area around it, possibly causing vision problems along with itchiness and dryness, and can cause an eyelid cyst.
Rosacea Treatment in Clarence, NY
Although it can't be cured, caring for rosacea typically involves the prevention and treatment of symptoms.
Identifying if you have it is the first step, which your dermatologist can help you determine with certainty. Then it's finding out what triggers your symptoms, for a lot of people it can be as simple as limiting their consumption of alcohol, hot drinks, and spicy foods. As well as taking care of your skin by protecting it from overexposure to the sun and to damaging skin and hair products. Your doctor can help guide you about what products to avoid, and more importantly, they can prescribe you oral and topical treatments to manage your breakouts.
Make an appointment today with Dr. Dee of Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY, by dialing (716) 636-DERM (3376).