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Who gets rosacea?
Rosacea is a common rash, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects middle-aged (age range 40 to 60 years old) and fair-skinned people. It is more common in women, but tends to be more severe in men. It is a chronic condition and, in any individual, the severity tends to come and go.
Where does rosacea occur?
Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by flushing and redness, dilated blood vessels, small red bumps and pus-filled spots (sometimes these may only be visible with a magnifying glass). There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the surface of the eyes and eyelids.
What causes rosacea?
The cause of rosacea is unknown. Factors that trigger rosacea cause the blood vessels in the skin of the face to enlarge (dilate). The theory that rosacea is due to bacteria on the skin or in the gut has not been proven. However, antibiotics have proven helpful to treat rosacea. This is because of their anti-inflammatory effect.
Is rosacea contagious?
Rosacea is not contagious. There are a variety of trigger factors that may make rosacea worse. These include alcohol, exercise, high and low temperatures, hot drinks, spicy foods and stress. Rosacea can be worsened by natural sunlight.
Rosacea Treatment at Chicago Skin Clinic
Treatment depends on the cause of the rosacea. However, we use many methods to treat, control, and prevent acne breakouts. This ranges from topical prescriptions, oral pills, to procedures such as laser therapy, microneedling, chemical peels, and more.
Your dermatologists, Dr. Del Campo and Dr. Danny, will customize your treatment based on the severity of rosacea, the type of rosacea lesions, and your medical history. Make a consultation today for your personalized treatment. If you have any questions about rosacea and rosacea treatment, call us at (773) 286-8111. Dr. Del Campo and Dr. Danny can be your rosacea specialist today.