One of the most common skin conditions in the United States is Rosacea, effecting more than 14 million people. Many people associate Rosacea with a reddening or pinking of the face but it can also cause face swelling and visible blood vessels. These signs are only the external signs; people who suffer from Rosacea may feel like their skin is sunburned, dry, sensitive or scaly.
You might be thinking, who gets Rosacea? Well, anyone can but people with fair skin usually of Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry are more prone. Also, those between the ages of 30- 50, history of acne, or those whose parent(s) suffer are also more likely to have Rosacea. Dermatologist and scientist aren’t 100% sure what causes this skin condition but there are a few trends prevalent such as family history, a bacteria called bacillus oleronius that causes the immune system to overreact and a protein that normally protects the skin is processed differently causing the redness.
If you think you could be one of many with Rosacea schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can. Early treatment can help prevent your condition from worsening and with all the medical advancements in this area, you’ll sure to find better treatment regimens than in the past. So while most paint the town with red and pink this month, let us help you monitor and treat the unwanted tint on your face!
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