Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects the face. The nose and cheeks are most frequently affected. It presents clinically as redness, flushing, red/white bumps, and accentuated blood vessels. It is more common in fair skin individuals. Triggers for rosacea include hot drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, exercise, cold/hot weather, and emotional stress. While there are many theories as to the cause of rosacea the true cause remains unknown.

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At S. Albertson Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center we are experts on treating rosacea. We take rosacea seriously as it can cause anxiety about being out in public or with your friends. While the cause of rosacea is unknown we do have several treatment options available. Depending on the type of rosacea you have, the treatment plan will vary. Treatments range from topical creams and lotions to oral medications.

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Types of Rosacea

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Rosacea dermatologic treatment in Idaho Falls

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is the most common type of rosacea. Erythema refers to the redness and flushing. Telangiectatic refers to the prominent blood vessels. This commonly affects the nose and cheeks. When flared it can become swollen, itchy, and have a burning sensation. 

Papulopustular rosacea is a common type of rosacea that affects the central face. Clinically it is a combination of papules (bumps) and pustules (pus filled bumps). It can look very similar to acne and sometimes there can be some overlap between the two conditions. Rosacea lacks the white head and black heads that are common to acne. 

Ocular rosacea affects about 50% of patients with rosacea. Clinically it presents as a dry or gritty feeling of the eyes. Patients often complain of feeling like they have something in their eye all of the time. While it can be the only presenting feature of rosacea, it will often accompany the other variants of rosacea.  

Phymatous rosacea is the least common type. Clinically it commonly presents as thickening of the nose (rhinophyma) skin due to overgrowth of the sebaceous glands. While the nose is most common it can affect the chin (gnathophyma), forehead (metophyma), earlobes (otophyma), and eyelids (blepharophyma).

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At S. Albertson Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center we take your rosacea seriously. Treatment plans are tailored to meet your needs and expectations. While rosacea cannot be cured, it can be controlled with topical or oral medications. Topical medications include metronidazole, sodium sulfacetamide/sulfur, azelaic acid, clindamycin, brimonidine, and oxymetazoline. Oral medications include tetracycline antibiotics and isotretinoin. We are confident that we can find a treatment regimen that will work for you and give you confidence to face your day.