If you have persistent facial flushing or visible blood vessels on your face, you may have a condition known as rosacea. At California Dermatology Physicians, board-certified dermatologists Joseph Sedrak, MD, and Laura Cohen, MD, can help you control rosacea flare-ups in the long term. They also offer personalized care plans using evidence-based therapies like medications and light therapy to reduce the severity of your existing symptoms. Call the Huntington Beach, California, office to schedule a rosacea consultation or book an appointment online today.
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes skin redness and rashes, especially on your cheeks and nose.
These symptoms can come and go and may be worsened by stress, strong emotions, sun exposure, and other environmental triggers. Your risk for developing rosacea may increase as you age, if you have fair skin, if you’re female, or if there’s a history of the condition in your family.
While there’s no cure for rosacea, the California Dermatology Physicians team offers evidence-based solutions to help you manage symptoms in the long term.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at California Dermatology Physicians if you experience rosacea symptoms like:
These symptoms typically appear on the middle of your face but can also extend out to your ears, scalp, neck, and chest.
In addition, rosacea can affect your eyes and cause irritation, itching, and watering. You may also experience swelling in your eyelids that interferes with clear vision.
The providers can diagnose rosacea during a physical exam of your skin and a review of your medical history. They may order bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out underlying conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
The goal of your rosacea treatment plan is to reduce the severity of your symptoms and improve the health and appearance of your skin.
The California Dermatology Physicians providers can prescribe topical or oral medications that reduce inflammation and clear infections. There are also medications available that reduce facial flushing.
Laser and light therapies are also an option for rosacea. These treatments help shrink visible blood vessels, so they’re less noticeable on the surface of your skin. Laser treatments or minimally invasive surgery may be necessary to remove excess thickened skin.
The providers can recommend supportive resources you can access if you have difficulty coping with the symptoms of rosacea. They can also refer you to an eye care specialist if rosacea flare-ups affect your vision.
Call the California Dermatology Physicians office to schedule a rosacea consultation or book an appointment online today.