General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Reno, NV

Rosacea services offered in Reno, NV

Rosacea can cause your skin to blush or become flushed more easily than normal. The board-certified dermatologist and team of medical practitioners at Integrated Dermatology of Reno offer excellent diagnostic and treatment services to residents of Reno, Nevada. To determine if you have rosacea or to explore treatment options, begin by booking a consultation online or over the phone today.

Rosacea Q&A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that usually begins with skin that blushes or flushes easily. For most people, additional symptoms develop. Depending on the type of symptoms that appear, rosacea is divided into four subtypes.

Your practitioner can determine which type of rosacea you’re experiencing and discuss treatment options. While some people only experience mild rosacea and don’t feel the need to seek treatment, the condition can be very problematic for others. Rosacea can cause feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and low self-esteem.

How do I know if I have rosacea?

The first sign of rosacea is often frequent blushing or flushing of the skin on your face. People with darker skin can develop rosacea, but it isn’t as easy to visually detect as it is for those with lighter skin.

Additional signs of rosacea include:

  • Veins that are visible through the surface of your skin
  • Swollen bumps that resemble acne
  • Dry, irritated, or swollen eyelids
  • Thickened skin on or around your nose
  • Burning sensation on your skin

Researchers are unsure of the exact cause of rosacea, but blame a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Rosacea might also be linked to an overactive immune system. 

When you come into Integrated Dermatology of Reno, your practitioner can determine which type of rosacea you’re experiencing and discuss treatments that can help. You receive all the details you need to make an informed decision about your care. 

What are some treatments for rosacea?

There are many options for treating rosacea. A combination of approaches is often the best method for clearing your skin and preventing future redness and other symptoms. 

Some of the treatments you might consider include:

  • Topical medication to control flushing and reduce the appearance of skin bumps
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Oral acne medications
  • Laser therapy to reduce the appearance of broken blood vessels

After treatment, there are things you can do to control your symptoms, like wear sunscreen every day and avoid using harsh skin products. You should also pay attention to what triggers rosacea flare-ups, and take steps to avoid those substances or circumstances. 

When you’re ready to explore treatment for rosacea, call Integrated Dermatology of Reno to find a time that fits your schedule. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.