Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Rosacea Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
Residents of Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area who suffer from rosacea can get help for this condition at Clear Lake Dermatology. Rosacea is a skin disorder caused by swollen blood vessels just under the surface of the skin. When this occurs, an individual may have what appear to be a series of blotches over certain parts of the face. Rosacea may also consist of tiny acne-like bumps, which are referred to as acne rosacea.
Rosacea generally does not appear people under age 30. Women are more susceptible to developing this condition than men. Those with fair skin are also more likely to get rosacea than those with darker complexions. Although rosacea is thought to be hereditary, it can be difficult to determine which family members may develop this disorder as they grow older.
Although rosacea is usually not harmful, it can cause a loss of vision when rashes develop near the eyes. Most people are self-conscious about the flushed look they have whenever an outbreak of rosacea occurs, and seek treatment to enhance their self-esteem.
Although no cure for rosacea exists, several treatment options are available to help manage this disease. Our doctors may prescribe medications to be taken internally or creams that can be applied topically. In severe cases, laser treatment might also be recommended.
A rosacea treatment program typically involves trying to prevent outbreaks. Eating a healthy diet helps keep rosacea outbreaks to a minimum. Alcohol tends to produce flare-ups in many people, so patients with this disorder should drink in moderation. Patients with rosacea should also limit sun exposure, especially in the afternoon when the sun’s rays are most harmful. Using natural skin care products that do not contain harsh chemicals or perfumes can also reduce the number of rosacea breakouts.