What Is Rosacea?

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Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans — and most of them don’t know it. In fact, while rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, a survey found that 78 percent of Americans have no knowledge of this condition, including how to recognize it or what to do about it.

Because of its red-faced, acne-like effects on personal appearance, it can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if left untreated.  The National Rosacea Society has conducted surveys on the emotional effects of Rosacea.

[checklist icon=”fa-times-circle” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”#65c2f0″ size=”small” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]More than 76 percent of rosacea patients said their condition lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem.[/li_item]
[li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]A reported 41 percent said that it had caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements.[/li_item]
[li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]Severe symptoms patients surveyed, 88 percent said the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions and 51 percent said they had even missed work because of their condition.

While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, today medical help is available that can control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder.  Any one of the following warning signs is a signal to see a Beverly Hills dermatologist or other knowledgeable physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment before the signs and symptoms become increasingly severe:

[checklist icon=”fa-times-circle” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”#65c2f0″ size=”small” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.[/li_item]
[li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]Small visible blood vessels on the face.[/li_item]
[li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]Bumps or pimples on the face.[/li_item]
[li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]Watery or irritated eyes.[/li_item][/checklist]

The best treatment for Rosacea will depend on the severity of the patient.  The Kopelson clinic can provide effective Rosacea treatments which include medications, cosmetic laser surgery and a personalized skin care regimen.

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