Do you struggle with constantly looking and feeling like you’re blushing? Maybe you have some bumps on your face that acne treatments are doing nothing to help. Chances are, you have a skin condition that’s known as rosacea. This is a very common skin condition, but unfortunately, you can’t make rosacea go away. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can help you manage flare-ups. Here’s what you need to know about rosacea and what can help you manage it.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a type of skin condition that occurs on your face. It typically manifests as redness across the central part of your face and can also have small bumps that can be confused for acne. When people are diagnosed with rosacea, they want to know whether or not it can go away or whether it is permanent. There is no current cure for rosacea, which means it can’t just go away. However, rosacea is a treatable condition, and many people can keep it under control with proper treatment.
Symptoms Of Rosacea
There are many common signs and symptoms of rosacea, including:
- Persistent blushing/flushing in the central area of your face
- Burning sensations
- Swollen bumps that are often confused for acne pimples
- Visible veins
- An enlarged nose, due to thickening of the skin
- Eye problems, such as swelling, dryness, and irritation
Since rosacea can be a very obvious and hard to ignore skin condition, it can also cause other issues, such as with your self-esteem and overall mental health. Many people wish they could make rosacea go away so that they aren’t so red all the time and so that they can feel less self-conscious.
If you are experiencing persistent symptoms of rosacea, it’s important that you see a doctor so that you can obtain treatment.
What Causes Rosacea?
It’s not fully understood what causes rosacea just yet, which is why there’s no cure for it and you can’t just make it go away. However, there are some common triggers that can set off a flare-up and there are risk factors that increase your chances of having rosacea.
Common triggers of rosacea flare-ups include:
- Harsh skin care products
- Spicy foods
Some factors that increase the likelihood of you getting rosacea include:
- Blood vessel issues
- Severe acne
- Being someone who blushes easily
- Having light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes
- Being a women
- Being between the ages of 30 and 50
Women are more prone to getting rosacea, however, symptoms tend to be more severe in men.
Does Rosacea Go Away?
Unfortunately, rosacea won’t go away or get better on its own. It may appear to temporarily go away on its own, but then flare up again a few weeks or months later. It’s important to ensure that you obtain treatment for rosacea, so that the condition doesn’t become unbearable and doesn’t end up impacting your eyesight. As we do not yet understand what causes it, there’s no cure for it, which means that rosacea won’t go away. However, it can be managed with proper treatment and understanding of your triggers.
Treatment Options For Rosacea
No, rosacea doesn’t go away, but it can be treated. Treatment for rosacea can help you have healthier-looking skin and learn what triggers the flare-ups, so that you can better manage the condition. It’s important to see a dermatologist in order to receive appropriate, effective treatment options for your rosacea. Many people confuse rosacea with adult acne and try to treat it themselves with over-the-counter acne treatments that just end up worsening the condition. A dermatologist will be able to ensure that you receive proper treatment.
Some of the treatment options you can do at home for rosacea include:
- Wearing sunscreen daily, all year round
- Moisturizing daily
- Being careful with your skincare products, avoiding irritants
- Test products before using them on your skin
- Being gentle with your skin
There are professional treatment options for rosacea. They can’t make it go away, but they’ll help manage it. These include:
- Topical medications
- Laser therapy
- Acne medications
You may not be able to make rosacea go away, as there’s no cure. But thankfully, there are many different treatments you can use to make it go away temporarily through helping you avoid flare-ups and treating said flare-ups.
Do You Need Treatment For Rosacea?
Allen-Taintor Dermatology provides treatment options for rosacea. If you’re struggling and wish you could make your rosacea go away, we can help you understand your triggers and what can help. We can’t make rosacea go away permanently, since there is no current cure for it, but we can treat it and help you avoid flare-ups. Contact us today to learn more about rosacea and the various treatment options available to you.