What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin illness that mostly affects the face, but can also affect the neck, chest, scalp, and ears. Rosacea is characterized by redness and tiny, red, pus-filled pimples that might be mistaken for acne. Visible blood vessels may appear on the skin over time.
While rosacea is more common in people with lighter complexion who flush more easily, it can affect anyone. Although the exact etiology of rosacea is unknown, there are a number of symptoms and lifestyle factors that might aggravate or improve its appearance.
How Much Does Rosacea Treatment Cost in Cincinnati, Ohio?
The cost of rosacea therapy is determined by the best rosacea treatment for your skin, the number of sessions required, and whether or not you have health insurance coverage. Please contact Moksha Dermatology to book a consultation with one of our trained dermatologists to determine your specific pricing.
How Can I Treat My Rosacea?
Treatment for Rosacea is dependent on the type and can range from daily antibiotics to laser therapies to topical gels. For rhinophyma, patients need to have laser procedures to remove the excess skin build up. For ocular rosacea, patients can receive benefits from doxycycline. For erythrotelangiectasia rosacea, patients number one preventative treatment is a mineral based sunscreen. The importance of mineral based sunscreens versus traditional sunscreens is that mineral sunscreens reflect sun off of the skin, preventing UVA and UVB rays from getting to the skin. These patients may also benefit from laser therapies. There are also topical gels that can help prevent the redness seen with rosacea, these are Mirvaso and RhoFade. Here at Moksha Derm in Cincinnati we tailor your treatment to the type of rosacea you have and the severity of your rosacea. If you currently struggle with rosacea, please come and see us at Moksha. We want to help you look and feel your best in your skin and have access to any additional therapies you may need beyond the typical medications. One thing for you to do at home for your rosacea is to wear a zinc-based sunscreen that reflects the UV rays off of your skin preventing further progression of your rosacea from sun damage.
Can Certain Foods Trigger Rosacea?
Yes, some foods and drinks can trigger rosacea flare-ups or aggravate existing rosacea. Alcohol, particularly red wine, hot beverages, and foods, particularly if they contain caffeine and spice, are some of the more prevalent things that might provoke a flare-up. Wind and exposure to the cold, as well as severe exertion and stress, can all increase the symptoms of rosacea.
You don’t have to live with the signs and symptoms of rosacea. At Moksha Dermatology, we provide a variety of rosacea treatment options to help you achieve smoother skin free of the redness and irritation associated with the condition. To learn more about how we can assist you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.