Rosacea In Summer

spring woman (series U)Summer can be a troublesome time for Rosacea sufferers.  The sun, hot weather and humidity can all trigger Rosacea and can lead to a flare up.  One of the most common triggers for Rosacea patients is sun exposure.   Rosacea is a medical condition that affects middle-aged people of both sexes.  The cause of the condition is unknown but may be exacerbated by life-style and diet.  Rosacea appears as facial redness, enlargement of the blood vessels, pimples, nodules, and cysts.  In men, it can also cause the nose to become bumpy and enlarged.  To make sure you get the best treatment for  Rosacea, have the best Beverly Hills dermatologist  diagnose your condition and recommend the treatment for you.

  • Daily use of a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher and at least 5% zinc oxide, are the best ways to protect the skin from the sun and reduce potential flares.
  • Keeping cool in the summer also helps to prevent flare ups of Rosacea.  Staying in the air conditioning on extremely hot days is helpful.
  • Trying to schedule outdoor chores and activities in the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler is also ideal.
  • Lastly, it is imperative to consistently use the medications prescribed to treat your Rosacea.  In addition to traditional prescription medications many new cosmeceutical agents are available and have been specifically designed to improve Rosacea and prevent flares. These cosmeceutical agents contain ingredients which reduce inflammation in the skin and improve the skin’s barrier. This results in softer, smoother skin with less facial redness, burning and discomfort.
  • Photo rejuvenation with laser treatments and IPL are also very successful in controlling rosacea and preventing flares. These treatments reduce redness and blood vessels in skin leaving the skin more even in color and less likely to flush.  A combination of multiple therapies often leads to the best treatment results and control of Rosacea no matter what the season.

The Kopelson clinic can provide effective Rosacea treatments which include medications, cosmetic laser surgery and a personalized skin care regimen.

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