Just because Rosacea happens to be a common skin malady, that doesn’t make living with it any easier. The disease is especially common in people who have ancestors from a Celtic or Scandinavian heritage. Individuals who were prone to severe acne outbreaks during their teenage years seem more likely to develop the disease between their 30’s and 50’s.
Mild outbreaks come across as a slight reddening of the skin, and often looks like wind burn, or really cold skin. Normally this is Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea. Other types of include Papulopustular rosacea which dermatologist report causes their patient to experience swelling and even breakouts that look a lot like acne. Another type, Phymatous rosacea, causes the skin to become thicker and to develop an uneven, bumpy texture. Some people develop an ocular version of the disease which causes their eyelids to swell and their eyes to look bloodshot and sore.
The more time you try to just live with the disease and put of going to the dermatologist’s, the more likely it becomes that your skin will develop a permanently red twinge, especially in the center of your face.
Right now dermatologists haven’t figured out exactly what causes the disease, though they suspect several different things can trigger it. Explanations for the disease include:
- Genetic predisposition
- Repressed immune system
- Tiny mites Parasite that effects intestinal health
If you develop Rosacea the best thing you can do is immediately book an appointment to have your skin checked out. All dermatologists agree that early detection and treatment is the key to nipping the disease in the bud. The longer you let things go, the more difficult it will be to correct the problem.
While you wait for your dermatologist appointment you should pay attention to the condition of your skin, most people have specific things that they do, or which happen to them which triggers the outbreaks. Common triggers include the use of certain cosmetics, too much sunlight, stress, and even certain foods. Once you have identified the triggers you should try avoiding them whenever possible, which will reduce the number of outbreaks you have, which reduces the chances of permanent skin damage. Letting your dermatologists know about your specific triggers allows them to specialize a treatment plan that will work best for your unique situation.
The exact treatment for the Rosacea dermatologists suggest varies from one patient to the next. They will consider the suspected reason they think you developed the disease, how long you’ve been afflicted, and the severity of the outbreaks. Common treatments include:
- Dermabrasion to remove the damaged layer of skin
- Laser therapy
- Prescription medication
- Special lotions that have specially designed to not aggravate the condition
Dermatologists will warn you there’s no actual cure for Rosacea at this time. The treatments will only help you manage the condition.