Conditions: Rosacea

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, characterized by redness and bumps or pimples that most often appear on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. It can burn and itch. Some people can also develop rosacea on the neck, chest, and scalp. It most often appears after the age of 30 years old.

What if rosacea goes untreated?

Your rosacea symptoms can reoccur from time to time. They may flare up for a few weeks, fade, and then come back.

Getting treatment is a must, so make sure you see your doctor. If you don't take care of your rosacea, redness and swelling can get worse and might become permanent.



Rosacea treatments by Dermatology Associates of Seattle:

Regardless of the reason for rosacea, you don’t have to live with the redness. If the redness bothers you, a dermatologist can create a treatment plan that includes one or more of the following: sun protection, trigger management, skin care. With prescriptive oral and and/or topical treatments, we at DAS can help control the pimples, redness and flushing. If broken blood vessels develop- these can be very successfully treated with IPL.


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