Blushing easily may be a sign of shyness, or it could be an early indicator of rosacea — a skin condition that begins as frequent, deep red flushes and develops into continuously inflamed skin marked by broken blood vessels and pustules. At her practice in Fullerton, California, board-certified dermatologist, Kristen Aguirre, MD, offers expert diagnosis and treatments to control rosacea. If you’re concerned about your skin, call or make an appointment online today.
Rosacea is a skin condition that affects approximately 14 million Americans. It typically begins as frequent and deep flushing, then develops into more severe symptoms. The precise cause of rosacea isn’t fully understood. However, some factors may contribute to your chances of developing the disease, including:
Even though the cause of rosacea isn’t understood, Dr. Aguirre can help you control your symptoms and have a healthy and clear complexion.
In addition to frequent blushing, as the condition progresses, rosacea can cause other symptoms, including:
If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Aguirre for diagnosis and treatment. When you start treatment early, it’s easier to control your symptoms and prevent your condition from worsening.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for rosacea. However, Dr. Aguirre does offer customized and expert treatments to relieve your symptoms and prevent your condition from getting worse.
Dr. Aguirre often suggests lifestyle changes to reduce rosacea inflammation and redness. She recommends gentle cleansers and moisturizers and advises that you avoid exfoliants, which can irritate your skin and trigger symptoms. She helps you identify other rosacea flare-up triggers and provides advice to help you avoid them.
She can prescribe topical creams to reduce inflammation and redness as well as a systemic medication like antibiotics and isotretinoin. Dr. Aguirre may also use laser treatment to reduce the appearance of redness, pustules, and swelling.
You don’t have to put up with rosacea symptoms — call or schedule an appointment online for expert care today.