What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes your face to look very flushed and red. This issue can also cause you to develop red bumps on your face. At AUREA MD in La Jolla, California, Dr. Margo Aura Emami can use sophisticated methods to clear your skin issues and improve the appearance of your complexion.
How Do You Clear Up Rosacea?
Dr. Margo Aura Emami can use many different techniques and treatments to clear up your rosacea. Depending on your needs, she may advise you to use a combination of strategies to address this skin issue.
Dr. Emami can use medications to decrease your redness and fade your facial blemishes. In particular, she may advise you to take acne medications or antibiotics.
Receive Light Therapy
In addition to recommending medications, Dr. Emami may instruct you to receive Lumecca light therapy. This treatment will destroy bacteria on your face and improve the condition of your blood vessels. Since the light energy is very gentle, you will feel relaxed during your therapy session.
Make Lifestyle Changes
Certain lifestyle choices can trigger flare-ups and cause your facial tissues to become flushed and red. For example, you might experience a flare-up after you eat certain types of food. To avoid this problem, Dr. Emami may advise you to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet.
What Are the Symptoms of this Skin Problem?
If you have this skin issue, your face is likely to become flushed and red. This issue develops when the small blood vessels on your face become enlarged. You may also develop bumps on your face that look similar to acne. These bumps can become very sensitive and uncomfortable.
This skin issue can also affect your eyes. You may experience irritation and dryness in this part of your face, and your eyelids may become swollen. Sometimes, you will develop these uncomfortable eye problems before you experience issues that affect the rest of your face.
How Can I Diagnose This Skin Issue?
During your first meeting, Dr. Emami will examine your face and discuss your symptoms. To help her perform this task, you should be prepared to talk about the redness and other problems that you’ve been experiencing.
During this discussion, Dr. Emami may ask you to describe the foods, activities, and other behaviors that can cause your skin to flare up. To ensure that you give her an accurate description of your symptoms, you should consider keeping a diary of your flare-ups and skin issues during the weeks before your appointment.
Why Do I Have This Skin Issue?
Although the causes of rosacea are not fully understood, your genes may increase your chance of experiencing this skin problem. You will also be more likely to experience this issue if you are a woman. In addition, certain environmental factors can cause your face to become flushed. It’s common to experience a flare-up after you are exposed to one of these factors.
What Factors Can Cause Me to Experience a Flare-Up?
Certain foods, medications, and other environmental factors can increase your risk of having a flare-up.
Eating Certain Foods
Eating spicy foods may cause your skin to become flushed. You may also have a flare-up after you consume hot drinks or alcohol.
Some medications can cause your blood vessels to become dilated. For example, you might experience flare-ups after you take blood pressure medications.
Experiencing Weather Conditions
Going outside in windy or sunny weather may trigger a flare-up. In addition, going outside in extreme temperatures can cause your skin to become flushed.
You may have a flare-up if you use certain cosmetic products on your face. Engaging in exercise or experiencing strong emotions can also trigger a flare-up.
Can I Use Aesthetic Treatments to Fix My Other Skin Issues?
Dr. Emami can use a range of aesthetic treatments to correct acne, melasma, and other skin issues.
Acne develops when oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria build up on your skin. Experiencing stress, using certain beauty products, and developing allergies can also cause you to experience acne. Dr. Emami can use Lumecca light therapy to diminish your production of oil and kill bacteria on your skin.
In addition, she can treat your acne by giving you a chemical peel. This easy treatment will decrease the visibility of your acne scars, diminish your inflammation, and decrease your oil production.
Melasma occurs when dark patches appear on your nose, forehead, chin, or other locations. Dr. Emami can treat this problem by using sophisticated skincare products to fade these patches. For example, she can apply a substance called hydroquinone onto your skin. Alternatively, she may advise you to receive a chemical peel or light therapy treatment.
Clear Your Skin
Rosacea can cause you to look constantly flushed and unhappy. You may also develop uncomfortable blemishes on your face. Clearing this skin condition will enhance your complexion and allow you to look calm and relaxed. If you are interested in using a sophisticated, gentle treatment to improve this skin problem, contact Dr. Margo Aura Emami at AUREA MD in La Jolla, California.