April is Rosacea Awareness Month!
April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to educate the public on this condition estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. Increased understanding has led to significant advances in the control of rosacea, allowing many of those who suffer from this chronic disorder to live free of its symptoms. Dealing with rosacea can sometimes feel like you are fighting a battle alone. Thankfully, our Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics team is here to support you 100%.
How do I know if I have Rosacea??
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can affect areas of the central face, and sometimes the scalp, neck, and chest. Detecting the signs of rosacea can be a challenge, as they are quite variable. Symptoms can include “sensitive” dry skin that is easily flushed. What causes rosacea is likely a trait of the immune system, with a variety of environmental triggers. If these symptoms sound familiar, thankfully, our team at Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics can help!
What Causes the Signs Of Rosacea
While the true cause of rosacea may boil down to genetic factors, there are a number of triggers that lead to its development. Likely the number one factor contributing to rosacea is UV exposure starting in childhood. (Another reason to wear your SPF!) Other triggers vary by person and may take time to identify. Common signs of rosacea include flushing with or without increased blood vessels, dry red patches, irritable skin with a rough or bumpy texture, enlarged pores, and the formation of acne-like red bumps. Pimples or deeper cysts. If any or all of these sound familiar to you, scheduling a consultation here at Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics can help you find the relief you’re looking for.
Treating Rosacea With ZO® Skin Health
Although there is no permanent cure available, various treatments such as lasers, medical-grade skincare products, and establishing care with a licensed medical esthetician can reduce any redness you may be experiencing. If you’re looking for healthier skin, the ZO® Skin Health Normalizing System is perfect for you. The Normalizing System by ZO® Skin Health is designed specifically for rosacea. Rozatrol is a state-of-the-art formulation addressing multiple factors that contribute to rosacea: inflammation, microcirculation, oil control, cellular communication, hydration, and skin barrier function. Pairing this regimen with a Hydrafacial® with Rozatrol Booster or IPL with Rozatrol Accelerator is a great way to get control and calm the fire of rosacea.
ZO® Skin Health bridges the gap between treatments and daily care, allowing patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age, ethnicity, or unique skin condition. To get started, please fill out the form below or call us at (805) 544-5567.