Rosacea is a chronic skin condition many people may confuse with acne. Though there are many types of rosacea, many people with this skin condition develop tiny red bumps on their nose, cheeks, or forehead. The team at Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, specializes in diagnosing and treating rosacea. They work closely with you to design a plan that limits flare-ups. Call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes blotchy red skin, visible blood vessels, and red, tiny bumps on the nose, cheeks, or forehead. These skin changes may last weeks or months and then go away for a period of time.
You can develop rosacea at any age, but it’s most common in adulthood. You may be at a greater risk of developing the skin condition if you have fair skin or the skin condition runs in your family.
The dermatologists at Thomas Dermatology categorize rosacea into subtypes based on symptoms. These subtypes include:
With subtype 1 rosacea, you may develop facial redness and swelling, as well as visible blood vessels, during a flare-up.
People with subtype 2 rosacea experience acne breakouts along with the symptoms from subtype 1.
Subtype 3 is a rare type of rosacea that causes the skin on your face to thicken. With this subtype, you may develop thick, bumpy skin on your nose or cheeks. You may also have large pores and oily skin.
Subtype 4 is a type of rosacea that affects the eyes. People with this type may have watery or bloodshot eyes or feel like they have sand stuck in their eyes. This type of rosacea may also cause cysts on the eyelids.
You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Thomas Dermatology for a rosacea evaluation. The experienced team specializes in diagnosing and treating rosacea.
During the exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history, and evaluates your skin. Though they can diagnose rosacea after a history and physical, your provider may take a biopsy to rule out other conditions to explain your symptoms.
Thomas Dermatology has an on-site pathology lab, allowing the team to quickly evaluate your biopsy for an immediate diagnosis.
Your provider at Thomas Dermatology creates a personalized treatment plan for your rosacea based on the type and severity of symptoms. However, treatment for all types of rosacea focuses on creating good skin care habits, such as:
Your plan may also include prescription creams, oral antibiotics, light therapy, or laser treatments.
With the right care, the team at Thomas Dermatology can help reduce your rosacea flare-ups and improve the look of your skin. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.