Treatment of Rosacea in Framingham, MA
Rosacea should be treated by a dermatologist, who may recommend a customized skincare routine to minimize redness and inflammation. Medications to decrease redness and inflammation may also be prescribed. Laser therapy, including intense pulsed light therapy, microdermabrasion, antibiotics, and anti-redness topical medications may also be recommended.
Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea
In addition to the most obvious sign of a red rash, your skin can feel hot and painful. Chronic redness may develop on the center of your face, with the skin on your nose beginning to look thickened and enlarged. You may also have swollen bumps which contain pus. Dry, irritated eyes are also a symptom of rosacea.
Risk Factors for Rosacea
There are several factors which can increase your risk of rosacea including if you are a woman, have fair skin, are over 30 years old, smoke, and have a family history of rosacea.
There are several factors which can trigger a rosacea outbreak including:
- Eating spicy, hot foods
- Drinking hot beverages
- Drinking alcohol
- Excessive exposure to sunlight
- Excessive exposure to wind
- Increased activity and exercise
When To Visit Our Dermatologist for Rosacea
You should visit a dermatologist for rosacea treatment if:
- You have frequent, mild to severe rosacea breakouts
- Your rosacea breakouts are getting more frequent or severe
- Your rosacea breakouts are interfering with your appearance, self-esteem, self-confidence, quality of life, and other factors
For more information or to book a consultation or appointment.
Call Framingham Dermatology at(508) 644-0040 and speak to one of our dermatology professionals.