Rosacea affects millions of people in the U.S. and across the world. Fair-skinned individuals are more prone to this inflammatory skin condition, resulting in red skin that often occurs on the face. Those with rosacea can be frustrated with the appearance of their skin, but there are non-surgical solutions. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer rosacea treatment to improve the appearance of the skin at our clinic in Irving, TX.
Causes and Symptoms of Rosacea
Rosacea is a noticeable skin condition that often affects the cheeks and nose. While the exact cause is not known, it is believed to be hereditary and due to an overreactive immune system. Anyone can experience rosacea, but it is most common in adult, Caucasian women. The symptoms of rosacea include:
- Red bumps or pustules
- Flushing or blushing of the skin
- Burning or sensitive skin
- Visible blood vessels or spider veins
- Thickening of the skin on the nose (rhinophyma)
Rosacea outbreaks can be triggered by environmental factors. Hot, cold, sun, wind or chemical exposures can trigger flare ups. Eating or drinking certain substances can also cause rosacea outbreaks – alcohol and spicy foods are common triggers.
Cosmetic Treatment for Rosacea
There are topical and oral medications for rosacea treatment, but they may not impact skin that has already been affected. If you have spider veins or blood vessels that are visible on your skin, or thickening skin on the nose, cosmetic treatments can improve the appearance of your skin and face. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer advanced laser skin treatments that can remove redness, blood vessels and scars. Laser skin resurfacing can also be used to reshape the nose and improve the skin appearance.
If you have rosacea that is affecting your appearance, there are options to relieve the symptoms and improve your skin. Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who can determine the best option for improving the effects of rosacea on your skin. To learn more about our cosmetic rosacea treatments, contact us at our Irving, TX office in the greater Dallas area.