Rosacea

Rosacea

Rosacea services offered in Lansdale, PA

Rosacea affects an estimated 14 million people in the United States, causing persistent redness and flushing across the face. At Allan Mineroff, MD, PC in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, board-certified dermatologists Allan Mineroff, MD, Kristen Foering, MD, MTR, and Erin Santa, MD, FAAD, treat rosacea with medical therapies and recommended lifestyle changes. Learn more about your rosacea treatment options by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online today. 

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness across your nose, cheeks, and other parts of the face. The redness often comes with pimple-like lesions that look like acne, including swollen bumps that sometimes contain pus. 

Other possible signs of rosacea are:

  • Flushing or blushing
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Burning and sensitive skin
  • Eye problems
  • Enlarged nose (rhinophyma)

The team at Allan Mineroff, MD, PC can diagnose rosacea with a detailed skin examination in the office. After evaluating your skin and ruling out other possible causes of your symptoms, they make treatment recommendations to reduce your redness, bumps, and flushing. 

Who is at risk for rosacea?

Rosacea is significantly more common in women than in men. Yet, both genders can get it. Although men with rosacea are in the minority, they’re at a higher risk than women of developing rhinophyma as a result of their rosacea. 

There are other behaviors and circumstances that can contribute to your rosacea risk. You may be at a higher-than-average risk for rosacea if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are over 30
  • Sunburn easily
  • Have family members with rosacea

Rosacea is also more prevalent in menopausal women than in other age groups. Although many risk factors are known, experts have not yet discovered the underlying cause of rosacea. 

How can I manage my rosacea?

There are many ways you can reduce the redness that comes with rosacea, as well as any other symptoms you get. The team at Allan Mineroff, MD, PC coordinates your care with personalized suggestions and follow-up visits to check on how your treatment is going. 

Your options for rosacea management include:

Medical therapies

Medical therapies, such as topical or oral medications, play a major role in helping control rosacea symptoms like redness, pimples, and visible blood vessels. 

Lifestyle and behavior changes

Rosacea flushing often happens in response to specific triggers, like temperature changes, alcohol, or spicy foods. The team helps you figure out your triggers so you can avoid them, and the symptoms they cause. Other lifestyle changes your provider might recommend include the use of sunscreen and purchasing products that are friendly for sensitive skin.

Find out how you can reduce symptoms of rosacea by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Allan Mineroff, MD, PC today. 

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