Sometimes known as “adult acne,” rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness, bumps or pimples and soreness in the eyes and eyelids. In many cases it may closely resemble acne. Rosacea is most common in people with fair skin, and appears to run in families. Certain foods, exposure to sun and wind or changes in weather can trigger rosacea flare-ups.
While there is no known cure for rosecea, the symptoms can be managed. Avoiding exposure to the sun and activity in hot weather can help sufferers minimize symptoms, as can limiting stress, spicy food, alcohol and hot beverages.
Laser treatments are the primary method of treating rosecea. These treatments can reduce the redness associated with the condition and improve a patient’s overall appearance. Your doctor at Dermatology Consultants can determine if laser surgery is ideal in your case.