Rosacea Specialist

Palm Beach Dermatology Group

Dermatologists located in Delray Beach, FL

Rosacea causes serious issues like chronically flushed and bumpy skin for around 16 million Americans today. The experienced dermatology care team at Palm Beach Dermatology Group in Delray Beach, Florida, can clear your skin up and help you reduce your rosacea flare-ups in the future. Use the online booking tool or call the office for your rosacea rescue today.

Rosecea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that usually starts after the age of 30. It can cause symptoms including:

  • Chronically flushed face, mainly in the cheeks
  • Overwarm or burning facial skin
  • Pimples in the cheek and nose area
  • Bulbous nose
  • Prominent facial blood vessels
  • Watery and bloodshot eyes

If you suffer from rosacea, you’ll always have at least one of the above signs — usually, the flushed face. When you’re going through a flare-up, you may have additional symptoms along with an increase in your primary symptoms.

How does the dermatologist diagnose rosacea?

Usually, you’ll just need a skin exam, coupled with a description of any other symptoms that your doctor can’t see visually. For example, if your face is only slightly flushed right now but you had intense flushing, bumps, and a burning sensation until a few days ago, it’s important to detail these symptoms with your doctor so they can make an accurate diagnosis.

In some cases, particularly if you’ve got possible signs of other skin conditions, you may also need a skin biopsy. Your dermatologist can do the biopsy on-site if needed, and it’s a simple easy process. Usually, your dermatologist can diagnose rosacea and start your treatment the same day.

Is rosacea curable?

There’s no cure, but it’s very possible to achieve remission with your dermatologist’s guidance and support. Your dermatologist at Palm Beach Dermatology Group manages your current flare-up and then helps you maintain the remission. Some treatments can include:

  • VariLite® laser treatment to minimize or remove visible blood vessels
  • Topical medications like antibiotics, azelaic acid, or retinoids
  • Oral medications like antibiotics or isotretinoin (for severe cases)  
  • Antibiotic or steroid eye drops for bloodshot eyes

Another important part of your remission is avoiding the things that cause your flare-ups, something your dermatologist will help you discover.

What triggers my rosacea flare-ups?

Rosacea triggers are typically fairly easy to recognize because most sufferers have common triggers. These may include:

  • Extreme temperatures (both hot and cold)
  • Very windy weather
  • Stress
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Eating spicy foods
  • Taking hot baths

You may also have other triggers. Once you’ve tracked your rosacea flare-ups for a while, you’ll know what to avoid. Your dermatologist can suggest changes if you’re not sure how to minimize your triggers.

Put the inflamed bumpy skin in your past by arranging rosacea help at Palm Beach Dermatology Group through the online tool or by phone now.