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Any time a rash or skin condition affects the face, specific care is needed to carefully and successfully treat this sensitive area. One area of specific concern is called rosacea. Rosacea causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face that are difficult to cover up. While rosacea seems to come and go, symptoms can flare up for weeks to months at a time before they fade for a while. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, Dr. Jamie Weisman leads our practice by providing cutting-edge treatment options to all patients on an individualized basis.

Rosacea can affect persons of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and gender. However, it most commonly affects middle-aged women with fair skin. Of course, this is often most upsetting to the fair-skinned because of how obvious the signs and symptoms of rosacea are. There are no known causes of rosacea, but there is evidence to suggest that heredity does play a role in who will be affected by this skin condition. Environmental factors can also aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to facial skin area. Some environmental factors include:

  • Exercise
  • Emotions
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Sun exposure
  • Temperature extremes
  • Cosmetics
  • Certain blood pressure medications

As with many skin conditions, rosacea can be a life-disruptive skin condition that worsens over time if it does not receive proper treatment. While there is no cure for rosacea, the team at Medical Dermatology Specialists can give you an accurate diagnosis for your specific rosacea type and provide the most effective treatment for long-term relief.

Please contact our dermatology practice today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weisman. Dr. Weisman carries the expertise you need to gain control over your skin condition.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.