Alpharetta and Roswell aesthetic medicine doctor, Naima Cheema MD, offers effective treatments for facial flushing and Rosacea
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic recurrent inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the central area of the face. In early stages, Rosacea begins as redness around the nose, cheeks, forehead or chin. Overtime, the disorder may also display prominent blood vessels, swelling or skin eruptions similar to acne.
Who is affected by Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common disorder. It mainly affects skin type I and II (fair skinned caucasian individuals) between thirty and sixty-five years of age, that tend to blush easily. Rosacea is more frequent in females than in males, but it is more severe in males.
What are the causes of Rosacea?
Numerous factors have been considered in the etiology of Rosacea, but none of them have been confirmed. The following factors may cause or exacerbate the disease.
- Race - caucasians are mostly affected
- Vascular abnormalities - more dilated blood vessels in dermis
- Spicy foods and alcohol
- Psychological factors like stress and anxiety
- Medicines like corticosteroids, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
- Mite Demodex Folliculorum
- H-Pylori bacteria associated with gastritis
How can I prevent Rosacea?
There are some precautions you can take to reduce the symptoms and keep Rosacea from getting worse.
- Identify the triggers and avoid them
- Wear sunscreen that offers UVA/UVB protection and minimum SPF 30
- Stay well hydrated
- Be gentle with your skin
What are my treatment options?
There is no cure for Rosacea, but medical treatments can help control the symptoms and prevent the disease from getting worse. Dr. Naima Cheema generally uses a combination of prescription medication creams, LED light therapy and gentle chemical peels to help control the Rosacea symptoms.
Please, feel free to ask any questions you may have during your consultation.