3 FAQ’s About Rosacea
- Posted on: May 15 2018
Having good skin is one of those things that everyone wants but few people have naturally. One fairly common skin condition that more than 14 million people suffer from is called rosacea.
Patients with rosacea typically experience red skin that has a few bumps on it. Additionally, some patients with rosacea also experience swelling, thickening skin, swelling, flushing, visible blood vessels, and acne-like breakouts. So, what causes rosacea, how is it cured, and who is more prone to getting it? Let’s take a closer look at these three frequently asked questions.
FAQ: What Causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is currently unknown. However, there are certain things that can contribute to rosacea including:
- Family History
- Your Immune System
- An Intestinal Bug
- Demodex (A mite that lives on everyone’s skin)
- Cathelicidin (A protein that usually protects the skin)
FAQ: Is There a Cure For Rosacea?
Presently there is no cure for rosacea, but there are a variety of treatments that can be used to help reduce the symptoms of rosacea including both topical and oral. During your appointment with Dr. Barry Goldman, he will go over all of your treatment options to help you land on one that he thinks will be the most effective for your particular condition.
FAQ: Who Is More Prone to Rosacea?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, women are typically more prone to getting rosacea than men are. Additionally, patients with rosacea also are usually:
- Between 30 and 50 years of age.
- Fair-skinned, and often have blonde hair and blue eyes.
- From Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry.
- Likely to have someone in their family tree with rosacea or severe acne.
- Likely to have had lots of acne — or acne cysts and nodules.
If you suffer from rosacea, schedule an appointment with Dr. Barry Goldman to learn more about all of your treatment options. Contact our New York City office today at 212.962.1115.
Posted in: Medical Dermatology