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Rosacea services offered in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa, CA


If you struggle with redness, burning, or tender facial skin due to rosacea, help is available at Redwood Empire Dermatology in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and Oakmont, California. The skilled dermatology team diagnoses and offers treatments for rosacea to improve the appearance and health of your skin or help you gain confidence. Call the office to learn more or use the online scheduler today.

Rosacea Q&A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes pimples, flushing, blushing, or visible veins in your face. Rosacea flare-ups may come and go and feel uncomfortable. Rosacea is often described as adult acne. Treating rosacea can clear up your skin, improve how it feels, and reduce bothersome symptoms. See the Redwood Empire Dermatology team at the first sign of a problem. 

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Common signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Visible facial veins
  • Facial flushing or blushing
  • Whiteheads
  • Burning skin
  • Enlarged nose
  • Irritated, swollen eyelids

When left untreated, rosacea may feel uncomfortable or diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, treatment offers you the healthier-looking skin you long for.

What are the risk factors for rosacea flare-ups?

The common causes and risk factors associated with rosacea flare-ups include:

  • Overactive immune system
  • Family history of rosacea
  • Environmental factors
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Red wine or other alcoholic drinks
  • Sun
  • Wind
  • Temperature extremes
  • Stress
  • Exercise
  • Some medications
  • Certain cosmetic products
  • Having skin that easily burns in the sun
  • Being over 30
  • Smoking

Rosacea isn’t contagious, and it’s not caused by poor hygiene. 

How does my provider diagnose rosacea?

The Redwood Empire Dermatology team reviews your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms to find out if you have rosacea and develop an effective treatment. They examine your skin in affected areas and may obtain a skin biopsy for further evaluation.

How is rosacea treated?

Your personalized rosacea treatment plan might include:

Medications

Your dermatologist may prescribe medications that reduce rosacea symptoms and the risk of future flare-ups. You might take oral medicines or use topical medications you can apply to your skin.

Laser treatments

Laser treatments available at Redwood Empire Dermatology reduce the appearance of visible facial veins and are the most effective treatment for facial redness. You might need repeat laser treatments to achieve the best results, which often appear several weeks after the procedure.

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce rosacea symptoms include:

  • Avoid rosacea flare-up triggers
  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Use makeup to reduce visible flushing
  • Don’t rub or touch your face too much

Furthermore, use mild skin care products instead of harsh skin irritants.

To learn more about effective ways to treat rosacea, call the Redwood Empire Dermatology office or use the online booking tool today.

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