Rosacea

Rosacea Dermatologist Wake Forest, NC

Rosacea Services - Wake Forest, NC

If you notice persistent facial redness resembling a perpetual flush or blush, along with acne-like bumps, you might be experiencing rosacea. At Wake Forest Dermatology in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Dr. Patricia Matheis specializes in evaluating and treating rosacea symptoms. Reach out to her office via phone or utilize the online booking tool to schedule an appointment and receive a thorough evaluation with Dr. Matheis.

Rosacea Q&A

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea, often mistaken for acne and other skin conditions, is a prevalent skin disorder characterized by visible blood vessels on the face, resulting in a flushed or blushing appearance, along with occasional development of small, pus-filled bumps.

While Rosacea can affect individuals of any background, it predominantly occurs in middle-aged Caucasian women. Although there is no definitive cure, various treatments exist to alleviate its signs and symptoms. At Wake Forest Dermatology, Dr. Matheis offers tailored treatment options to manage your condition and enhance your self-assurance.

What are the Symptoms of Rosacea?

Signs and symptoms of Rosacea include:

  • Visible blood vessels on the nose and cheeks
  • Facial flushing or blushing
  • Swollen, pus-filled bumps
  • Sensation of burning on the face
  • Thickened skin on the nose

Additionally, individuals with Rosacea may experience dryness, irritation, or swelling of the eyes and eyelids, known as ocular Rosacea. These symptoms may precede skin manifestations.

What Causes Rosacea?

The exact cause of Rosacea remains unknown, but it is believed to be influenced by environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, sun exposure, wind, or an overactive immune system. Triggers for Rosacea flare-ups may include alcoholic beverages, exercise, spicy foods, and certain cosmetics.

How is Rosacea Treated?

At Wake Forest Dermatology, Dr. Matheis offers various treatment modalities for Rosacea. These may include prescription topical medications to reduce flushing, oral antibiotics for moderate to severe symptoms, or oral acne medications for more resistant cases. Laser therapy may also be recommended to minimize the visibility of enlarged blood vessels.

While immediate results may not be noticeable, consistent adherence to prescribed medications and therapies typically yields visible improvements within a few weeks.

To assess your Rosacea and explore treatment options tailored to your needs, contact Wake Forest Dermatology or utilize the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.