Rosacea

Rosacea is a benign skin disease identified by reddened skin – especially on the face, neck and chest. There are four types of rosacea, each of which causes different types of symptoms. In addition to redness, the various types of rosacea may also cause flushing, visible blood vessels, swelling, acne-like breakouts, bumpy skin, thickened skin, or red and swollen eyes. This redness may come and go, or it may be permanent among people who have suffered with the condition for a long time. Some people also experience stinging and burning sensations, as well as overly dry or oily skin. The pores may also appear enlarged.

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Did you know…

that rosacea is a very common skin disease in the U.S.? The National Rosacea Society estimates that 16 million Americans have the disease, though many go undiagnosed. Rosacea most commonly begins between the ages of 30 and 50 among light-skinned individuals of Celtic or Scandinavian descent. However, anyone can get the disease – including dark skinned people and young children. Not even celebrities are immune to the condition. Former President Bill Clinton, Mariah Carey, Princess Diana, and Renee Zellweger are just some of the famous personalities who have been diagnosed with rosacea.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have rosacea in Elkton?

Many people with rosacea are unaware that they have the condition. However, it is highly treatable when diagnosed. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of rosacea – skin redness, flushing, swollen eyelids, breakouts, and thickened skin – see your physician for a diagnosis. Left untreated, rosacea may worsen over time.

What should I expect from Elkton rosacea treatment?

There is no cure for rosacea, but there are treatments available to help alleviate symptoms. Dr. Scheiner may treat your rosacea with a combination of topical antibiotics or medications. Medical office visits and prescriptions are processed through your health insurance.  Dr. Scheiner may also recommend facial services with our aestheticians, such as HydraFacial with red light LED therapy or other facial services with products to help with rosacea.  These facial services are not covered by medical insurance and are paid for out-of-pocket on the day of service.  Our aestheticians can also help you with recommendations for skin care products and routines.

What can I do to help facilitate my treatment?

Your rosacea may clear on its own or stay for many years. Though you may not have control over it, there are some steps you can take to prevent flare-ups. For example, wearing sunscreen every day can prevent rosacea from worsening.