Darst Dermatology offers personalized treatment for rosacea in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is characterized by red blotches and dilated blood vessels on the central face. It may also include acne rosacea – blemishes that look similar to acne. The condition is caused by swollen blood vessels located just under the skin’s surface. For the most part, rosacea does not occur in people younger than 30, and women are more likely to develop it than men. People with fair skin and those with a family history of rosacea are prone to develop it.
Rosacea isn’t harmful, but the reddish blotches and pimples can make people self-conscious. In ocular rosacea, swelling and redness occur in and around the eyes, which can potentially harm your vision.
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How Is Rosacea Treated?
Dr. Darst can recommend ways to manage the incurable disease. Internal medication or topical creams can help. Managing rosacea should include the prevention of new outbreaks. Alcohol, hot and spicy food and extremes of temperatures can exacerbate rosacea, and exposure to sunlight is also harmful. You should also eat a healthy diet and use gentle skin care products to control breakouts.
Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert treatment for rosacea to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.