April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Roughly 16 million Americans live with this condition. It can be particularly embarrassing because it’s very conspicuous. There is no cure, but physicians like Dr. Steven Greene can help you control the signs and symptoms.
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There are several types of rosacea. Depending on the type of rosacea you have, you may experience some combination of the following:
- Redness across your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose
- Visible facial blood vessels
- Enlarged nose (skin thickening)
- Pimples across your face
- Irritated eyes
The condition tends to affect more women than men, although men are more likely to experience severe symptoms. There is no way to cure the condition, but there are effective treatments to reduce the symptoms.
What is the Right Way to Treat My Rosacea?
According to the National Rosacea Society, 90 percent of survey respondents said their rosacea lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. About 41 percent said they avoided public contact and canceled social engagements because of their condition. Another 88 percent of respondents with severe rosacea said it affected their interactions with work colleagues. And 70 percent reported that treatment improved their social and emotional well-being.
Getting treated as soon as you’ve been diagnosed with the condition can increase the effectiveness of those treatments. Dr. Greene offers:
- Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) to constrict blood vessels
- Laser therapy to treat redness and blood vessels while also improving the overall appearance of the skin
- Hydrafacials to hydrate skin while repairing rosacea damage
You can also purchase medical-grade skincare products for this condition. It’s important to choose gentle products that will not irritate tissue and cause flare ups. Our team will recommend the best products for your skin, including cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens.
Arrange a Rosacea Treatment Consultation
Dr. Steven Greene is a board-certified dermatologist committed to helping his patients feel comfortable and confident in their skin. If you suffer from facial redness and rosacea in Seattle or the surrounding areas, please call our practice to arrange a consultation with Dr. Greene at 206-402-4797. Our staff is available to answer your questions by phone as well.