Do you find that your face flushes and heats up easily? Does this flush sometimes come with a breakout of red pimples or visible veins? If so, you may be dealing with a chronic skin condition known as rosacea. Rosacea is often mistaken for an allergic reaction. It is important to detect this condition as soon as possible to have the best chance of controlling the symptoms. Luckily, the experts at Dermatology Center of the Rockies can help. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and see how we can help.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling in the face. This condition may also cause blood vessels to become visible and create small, red pimples on the face. While this disease may be as simple as flushing easily, it can also cause the skin to thicken and breakout with permanent redness.

What areas can rosacea affect?

  • Forehead
  • The lower part of the nose
  • Chin
  • Eyelids
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Ears

What causes rosacea?

While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, there are a number of factors that may cause it. It is thought to be a hereditary condition, meaning it could run in your family. It may also be caused by an overactive immune system. The kinds of food you eat may contribute as well, especially foods that increase your blood flow such as spicy foods or alcohol. Our specialist will consider all of these factors during your consultation to try and pinpoint the cause of your skin redness. In most cases, we use Mirvaso® to treat rosacea conditions.

What is Mirvaso®?

Mirvaso® is a topical gel that is used to treat the persistent redness of rosacea. This medication works by reducing the size of the blood vessels to reduce redness. Mirvaso® should be used consistently as suggested by our specialist for the best results.

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If you suspect that you may have the chronic skin condition known as rosacea, it may be time to consider seeing a specialist. The team at Dermatology Center of the Rockies is prepared to help you determine what is causing your redness and provide you with proper treatment. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the condition and the medication. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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