Skin, Hair & Dermatology

Rosacea Treatment in Michigan

Rosacea is a very common condition that typically causes redness of the skin and blemishes. Most often you might see that you blush or get flushed more or easier than other people, sometimes just on the face, sometimes spreading to the neck and chest; occasionally the redness does not go away. Rosacea is very common among adults — most cases don’t appear until after age 30.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of rosacea often include more that just a red face. There are actually four different types of rosacea, and each one has its own set of symptoms. Keep in mind that you may have more than one type of rosacea at the same time. If you notice any of these symptoms, call Allure Dermatology to set up an appointment with one of our dermatologists:

Type 1 — Redness of the face. This is the most common type of rosacea. Symptoms of include easy blushing or flushing; burning, stinging and/or sensitive skin; visible blood vessels; rough or dry skin; and swelling.

Type 2 — Breakouts. This type of rosacea can be confused for adult acne, since it causes blemishes on the face. Other symptoms include sensitive skin; visible blood vessels; and oily, uneven skin with raised, thick patches.

Type 3 — Thick skin. While rare, this type of rosacea can cause thickening of the skin on the nose if left untreated. Other symptoms include oily skin, large pores and bumps on the skin.

Type 4 — Ocular rosacea. Affecting the eyes, this type of rosacea can leave you feeling as if you have sand or grit in your eyes. If left untreated, it can cause vision problems. Other symptoms include blurry vision; dry, stinging or burning eyes; and styes.

How is it treated?

It’s important to see a dermatologist if you have symptoms of rosacea, since it can get worse if you ignore it. Treatment can improve symptoms and manage your discomfort. Your dermatologist can prescribe medications to help alleviate symptoms, and may even be able to reduce thickening of the skin with dermabrasion or laser therapy.