Many people in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County suffer with a skin condition known as rosacea. This disorder can effectively be treated here at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology.
Although it is not harmful, rosacea can nonetheless be bothersome. When outbreaks occur, it can result in changes to the appearance that often makes people feel self-conscious. Dr. Supriya Tomar is a board-certified dermatologist who is familiar with the various types of rosacea and can recommend precisely the right treatment for each patient.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin disease that primarily affects people between the ages of 30 and 50. It results in red patches on the face, particularly the nose, cheeks, and forehead. Even so, it can also occur on the hands, neck, and chest. Women suffer from this disease more often than men, but males who are affected normally have more severe symptoms than women. Certain triggers tend to make symptoms worse, and a few of these triggers include the following:
- Excessive exposure to the elements
- Extreme changes in temperature
- Excessive hot temperatures
- Spicy foods
- Consumption of alcohol
- Hot baths
- Certain prescription medications
- Topical creams containing steroids
Who is at risk for developing rosacea?
Most patients who have this disorder are Caucasians with a family history of this disease. They are most often blond-haired and blue-eyed. Many of them have descended from Celtic or Scandinavian ancestors. Those who suffered from severe acne as a teenager are more likely to develop this condition in adulthood.
What are the symptoms of rosacea?
The symptoms of rosacea can depend on the exact type an individual has:
- Subtype 1: primary symptoms are flushing and redness of the face
- Subtype 2: characterized by small red bumps that resemble acne
- Subtype 3: involves redness and thickening of the skin covering the nose
- Subtype 4: red eyes with visible blood vessels accompanied by itching and irritation
How is rosacea treated?
The first thing a physician will do is try to determine the triggering factors of rosacea. Patients may be asked to keep a journal detailing their breakouts to narrow down things that are likely to trigger an outbreak. They may need to abstain from alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods during this time.
In some cases, this disease can be treated with oral medications or topical creams. Those who have broken blood vessels may need to undergo laser treatment to correct this. At Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology, we offer Laser Rosacea Therapy for our patients when deemed necessary by Dr. Tomar.
What is the prognosis for those affected by rosacea?
With proper treatment, many people are able to effectively manage outbreaks so that they occur less often and are not as severe whenever they do happen.
Patients who are concerned about red patches on their face or hands should know that rosacea is normally not a cause for alarm. Those who would like to know more are encouraged to call the office at 561-529-4966 for more information.
How Much Does Rosacea Treatment Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make rosacea treatment affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of rosacea treatment.
People who are affected by rosacea don’t have to suffer from this condition. This disease can be diagnosed and treated at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology for those who live in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County.