Rosacea services offered in Near John C. Lincoln hospital , Phoenix, AZ

If you develop red, bumpy, flushed, swollen, or burning skin, rosacea may be the reason. At Dermatology Associates, with two locations in Phoenix, Arizona, the board-certified dermatology team diagnoses and treats rosacea to clear up your skin and reduce bothersome symptoms. Schedule an evaluation at Dermatology Associates by phone or online today to get treated for rosacea. 

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that often causes redness on your face or body. It may lead to unsightly symptoms and discomfort when left unaddressed. Without treatment, symptoms can persist, as rosacea is a lifelong issue without a known cure. However, Dermatology Associates offers the clear, comfortable, beautiful skin you deserve.

What symptoms can rosacea cause?

Rosacea can cause the following symptoms:

  • Facial redness
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Pimples
  • Rash
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Acne-like rashes
  • Sensitive eyes
  • Bumps on your eyelids
  • Flushing
  • Irritation 
  • Burning 
  • Stinging
  • Eye discomfort
  • Dry skin 
  • Skin thickening
  • Bumpy or swollen nose
  • Bloodshot, irritated, or watery eyes
  • Raised red patches

Rosacea can affect your chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. It might also irritate your ears, eyes, chest, neck, or scalp. 

More than 15 million people in the United States suffer from rosacea. See the Dermatology Associates experts at the first sign of bothersome or embarrassing symptoms. 

What are the risk factors for rosacea?

The common causes and risk factors for developing rosacea include:

  • Fair skin
  • Being female
  • Being over age 30
  • Family history of rosacea 
  • Blood vessel disorders
  • Nervous system issues
  • Immune system disorders
  • Skin mites
  • Infections
  • Skin protein irregularities

While women are more likely to experience rosacea, men with the condition usually have more severe symptoms.

Your symptoms may get worse due to cold or hot temperatures, sun exposure, stress, or drinking alcohol. Other triggers might include spicy foods, certain hair or skin care products, and hormonal changes. 

How does my provider diagnose rosacea?

Diagnosing rosacea involves a review of your medical history and symptoms. A dermatologist also completes a physical exam to examine your skin and determine which skin condition you have and its severity. They also discuss your treatment preferences and tailor a plan that’s best suited to your needs.

How is rosacea treated?

Rosacea treatments vary from person to person and may include:

  • Oral medications
  • Topical medicines
  • Laser treatments
  • Procedures that correct nose disfigurement
  • Altering your diet

You might avoid spicy foods or other foods that trigger rosacea symptoms. Follow up with your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates to ensure your treatment is effective.

Schedule an evaluation at Dermatology Associates by phone or online today to get treated for rosacea.