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Rosacea services offered in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, FL

Skin redness, swelling, and an acne-like rash could indicate rosacea. At Associates in Dermatology in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida, the board-certified dermatologists offer rosacea treatments that restore the appearance and health of treated skin. If you feel you may be suffering from rosacea, Schedule an evaluation at Associates in Dermatology by phone or online today.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin issue that typically leads to inflammation and redness on your face or body. It may cause bothersome symptoms or pain when left untreated. Without addressing rosacea, the symptoms might persist long-term or indefinitely. Treatment with a dermatologist Associates in Dermatology can offer healthy, gorgeous skin.

What are the hallmark symptoms of rosacea?

The following symptoms are often associated with rosacea:

  • Bumps on your eyelids
  • Flushing
  • Facial redness
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Pimples
  • Acne-like rash
  • Sensitive eyes
  • Irritation 
  • Burning 
  • Rashes
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Stinging
  • Eye discomfort
  • Dry skin 
  • Bloodshot, irritated, or watery eyes
  • Raised red patches
  • Skin thickening
  • Bumpy or swollen nose

Rosacea can affect multiple areas of your face and body. It might cause symptoms on your nose, cheeks, chin, forehead, ears, eyes, neck, scalp, or chest. 

What can increase my risk of rosacea?

Rosacea can occur in anyone but most commonly affects women over 30 who have fair skin. 

Other factors that may increase your chance of developing rosacea include:

  • Family history of rosacea 
  • Blood vessel disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Skin mites
  • Nervous system issues
  • Skin protein irregularities
  • Infections

Factors that can worsen rosacea symptoms include heat, stress, unprotected sun exposure, alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Hormone changes and some skin or hair care products may also trigger worsening rosacea. 

Rosacea can also be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction, or other skin problems. Schedule an appointment at Associates in Dermatology if you’re experiencing symptoms of rosacea. 

How does a dermatologist diagnose rosacea?

Your dermatologist diagnoses rosacea after asking about your symptoms and medical history. They examine your skin to pinpoint the condition you have and how problematic it is. They will discuss your goals and preferences before personalizing a treatment plan.

What are some effective treatments for rosacea?

May suggest any of the following treatments for rosacea:

  • Laser treatments
  • Oral medications
  • Topical medicines
  • Altering your diet

Steering clear of trigger foods, such as spicy foods, may reduce symptoms or flare-ups. Follow up with your dermatologist as needed to ensure maximum symptom relief.

Call the Associates in Dermatology office or schedule a dermatology appointment online today to get treatment for rosacea.