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Q.) Is Rosacea contagious?

A.) No, rosacea it is not contagious. Although antibiotics are frequently used to treat rosacea, the antibiotics are being used for their anti-inflamatory properties.

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Rosacea

Wellington, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee

Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face. Often referred to as "adult acne," rosacea may begin as a tendency to flush or blush easily, and progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. Rosacea may also involve the ears, chest and back. As rosacea progresses, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, with rosacea there are no blackheads.

When rosacea first develops, rosacea may come and go on its own. When the skin doesn't return to its normal color and when other symptoms, such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels, become visible, it's best to seek advice from your doctor. Rosacea rarely reverses itself and may last for years. In fact, without treatment, rosacea can become worse.

How to Recognize Rosacea

Pimples of rosacea appear on the face as small, red bumps, some of which may contain pus. These may be accompanied by the development of many tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin and persistent redness of the face.

Early symptoms of Rosacea

In more advanced cases of rosacea, a condition called rhinophyma may develop. The oil glands enlarge causing a bulbous, enlarged red nose and puffy cheeks. Thick bumps can develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks. rhinophyma occurs less commonly in women.

An advanced case of Rosacea

About 50% of people with rosacea have eye involvement. Some rosacea patients experience burning and grittiness of the eyes - a condition known as conjunctivitis. If this condition is not treated, rosacea can lead to even more serious complications for the eyes.

Who is at Risk for Rosacea?

Those most likely to develop rosacea are fair-skinned adults, especially women, between the ages of 30 and 50, although it may affect men or women of any age and even children. For some unknown reason, women get rosacea more often than men, and some cases of rosacea have been associated with menopause. Rosacea usually develops over a long period of time. It may first seem like a tendency to blush easily, a ruddy complexion, or an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics. An occasional embarrassment or a tense moment may also trigger flushing as on of the first signs of rosacea.

Dos and Don'ts for Rosacea Patients

The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown. The best prevention may be to avoid things that make the face red or flushed.
- Avoid hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages. It's important to note that although alcohol may worsen a case of rosacea, symptoms may be just as severe in someone who doesn't drink at all. Rosacea has been unfairly linked to alcoholism.

- Practice good sun protection. This includes limiting exposure to sunlight, wearing hats and using broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF of 15 or higher and avoiding extreme hot and cold temperatures, which may exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea.

- Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face. Rubbing will tend to irritate Rosacea.

- Exercise in a cool environment. Don't overheat.

- Avoid irritating cosmetics and facial products. Use hair sprays properly.

- Keep a diary of flushing episodes and note associated foods, products, activities, medications or other factors that trigger your rosacea.

Rosacea treatment Options

Many people with rosacea are unfamiliar with it and do not recognize it in its early stages. Identifying the disease is the first step to controlling rosacea. Self-diagnosis and treatment are not recommended, as some over-the-counter skin applications may make rosacea worse.

Usually a combination of treatments tailored to the individual rosacea patient is required. Together, these treatments can stop the progress of rosacea and sometimes reverse it.

The persistent redness may be treated with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). It's important to eliminate factors that cause additional skin irritation. Daily facial products such as soap, moisturizers, and sunscreens should be free of alcohol or other irritating ingredients. Moisturizers used along with topical medications should be applied very gently after the medication has dried. When going outdoors, especially on warm sunny days, sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher are necessary.

Call Epilution Med Spa so we can help you control your rosacea.

 

Rosacea Wellington, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee

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Rosacea Wellington, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee
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Rosacea Wellington, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee

 

Diagnosis - Severe Rosacea
Elapsed time - Ater treatment for Rosacea
Analysis - Dramatic Results of Rosacea Treatment


Rosacea Targets

  • Inflammation
  • Red papules
  • Breakouts
  • Oily skin

Rosacea Benefits

  • Smoother skin!
  • Less Redness!
  • Less make up!
  • Get rid of oily skin!
  • Improved self confidence!
  • Control your Rosacea!

 

 

FAQ's...

Q.) Is Rosacea contagious?

A.) No, rosacea it is not contagious. Although antibiotics are frequently used to treat rosacea, the antibiotics are being used for their anti-inflamatory properties.

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