Rosacea

Rosacea Specialist
The licensed aestheticians at conveniently located Clark-Brown Family Care Clinic in East Austin have treated many patients who suffered from rosacea. Respected by both patients and providers, the aestheticians are highly recommended by many of the people in Austin, Texas.

Rosacea Q & A

Clark-Brown Family Care Clinic

What exactly is rosacea?

A chronic skin condition, rosacea primarily affects the skin on the face. The skin becomes red and inflamed, and it sometimes also gets thicker than normal skin is. Pimples frequently develop on the afflicted skin.

What symptoms are caused by rosacea?

Rosacea can be responsible for a variety of symptoms. A few of the most common ones include: 

  • redness around the cheeks and nose 
  • red, swollen bumps that resemble pimples
  • irritated or dry eyes
  • red or swollen eyelids
  • thick skin on the nose that makes it larger than normal

Symptoms may wax and wane, getting more severe and then less severe. Because rosacea is a chronic condition, however, symptoms will always return -- even if they disappear for a time.

What causes people to get rosacea?:

No one knows exactly what causes rosacea, but a number of risk factors have been identified. Women are more likely to develop the condition, as are fair-skinned individuals. Some other risk factors that increase a person’s chances of getting rosacea include:

  • eating spicy foods
  • consuming hot foods and beverages
  • drinking alcohol
  • exercising a lot
  • exposing the skin to extreme temperatures

What treatment options are available for rosacea?

There are several ways to treat rosacea. Depending on how mild or severe a person’s condition is, a provider might recommend: 

  • making lifestyle changes that reduce the person’s exposure to certain risk factors
  • minimizing swelling with prescription antibiotics
  • reducing the prevalence of pimples with acne medication
  • lessening symptoms with laser treatments

Laser treatments can be particularly effective at treating moderate and severe rosacea. An aesthetician or doctor can use a laser treatment to revitalize the skin, reduce acne, and treat red, swollen areas. Because laser treatments are non-invasive, they’re often an option even if a patient has other underlying medical concerns that must be considered. One popular laser treatment is Cynosure®. Cynosure makes a number of different laser therapy products, some of which are used by providers throughout the country to treat rosacea.

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Austin, TX 78752