Though often dismissed as acne, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that requires ongoing care and attention. At Salida Dermatology in their Salida and Gunnison, Colorado, locations, providers Sheree Beddingfield, PA-C, Sascha Anastas, PA-C, and Janelle Wolek, APRN, provide personalized, high-quality care for rosacea, offering the most current treatment options available. To learn more about rosacea and how to manage it, schedule a consultation at Salida Dermatology by calling or booking online today.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects the face. Though there are different types of rosacea that cause unique symptoms, most people with rosacea have noticeable redness on the nose, cheeks, or forehead.
Though researchers are still looking into what causes rosacea, they theorize it develops from a combination of factors, including genetics, environment, and immune system response.
The providers at Salida Dermatology classify rosacea into types based on how it affects your skin. These types include:
Prerosacea are the initial symptoms of the skin condition characterized by frequent flushing and blushing of the face and neck.
Vascular rosacea occurs when you have swelling of the blood vessels under the skin, making your facial skin swell and feel warm.
You might have inflammatory rosacea if you have pimple-like bumps and broken blood vessels on your nose, cheeks, or forehead.
Rhinophyma is a type of rosacea that affects the nose, causing the skin on the nose to thicken and become red and bulbous.
Ocular rosacea causes irritation, redness, and swelling in the eyes and eyelids.
Rosacea can affect the skin in many ways and make it more sensitive.
You can expect a patient-centered exam during your rosacea evaluation at Salida Dermatology. Your provider asks about your skin concerns and reviews your medical and family history.
Then, they carefully examine your skin to determine the underlying cause of your concerns. Though they can diagnose rosacea after a visual exam, they may take a skin sample and send it to the lab to rule out other skin conditions.
Initial treatment for rosacea focuses on at-home care. Your provider at Salida Dermatology talks to you about how to protect your skin to minimize flare-ups. This includes using gentle skin cleansers and daily use of sunscreen.
They may also ask you to keep a skin journal to find your rosacea triggers. You might notice your skin flares up when there’s a change in weather or after eating something spicy.
Salida Dermatology can also prescribe medications to help you manage your skin condition. They may recommend laser treatment for acute flare-ups and broken blood vessels.
With ongoing care, you can manage your rosacea and minimize flare-ups. Call or book an appointment at Salida Dermatology online today.