Rosacea Specialist

Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC

Dermatology Clinic and Mohs Surgery located in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover NH

It’s estimated that over 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea, which leads to ongoing facial redness and acne-like pimples. Before your next rosacea flare-up occurs, get started on treatment at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC. The top-rated team of dermatology providers treats rosacea at the practice’s locations in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover, New Hampshire. You can conveniently book your rosacea evaluation online, or you can call your most convenient location to speak with a team member.

Rosacea Q & A

Why do I have rosacea?

Medical experts can’t pinpoint a single cause of rosacea, although they do recognize that a combination of inherited traits and environmental factors are often to blame. Rosacea can be caused or triggered by:

  • Medications that dilate your blood vessels, like blood pressure medications
  • Fair skin, especially if you have a history of sunburns and skin damage
  • Cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Periods of intense exercise, including sexual intercourse
  • Hot or cold weather temperatures
  • Hot beverages and spicy foods

Although anyone of any age can struggle with rosacea flare-ups, they’re most common in women who are over age 30. In most cases, when men do develop rosacea, symptoms are more severe.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea causes cycles of flare-ups and remissions that can vary from mild to severe. Initially, you may experience episodes of extreme blushing and facial redness. If left untreated, rosacea often begins to progress with each flare-up and can lead to:

  • Burning, itching, or stinging
  • Watery or irritated eyes
  • Roughness and dryness
  • Visible small vessels
  • Acne-like pimples
  • Bulbous nose

Even though rosacea symptoms tend to surface on your face, it’s also common for you to experience issues on the skin of your neck, chest, scalp, and ears. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, even if your flare-up is minor, you have options for relief at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC.

How is rosacea treated?

Treating rosacea depends on the severity of your symptoms, but because no rosacea cure exists, the expert dermatologists at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, work diligently to help you manage your rosacea. Your rosacea treatment plan may include:

  • Prescription drugs to minimize redness
  • Oral antibiotics or acne medications
  • Mild skin care products
  • High SPF sunscreen
  • Laser light therapy

Because rosacea has so many dietary and environmental triggers, your dedicated dermatologist at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, counsels you on nutrition and lifestyle changes you can make to minimize your risk of further rosacea flare-ups or lessen their severity.

Get relief from rosacea and soothe your skin by getting started on treatment at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC. Request an appointment online, or call your closest office directly.

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