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Rosacea

Control your rosacea flare-ups with a comprehensive treatment plan just for you.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, at iAesthetic, we have ways to treat the condition by minimizing its symptoms.

Rosacea’s trademark symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Typically, rosacea affects only skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead.

Flare-ups often occur in cycles, meaning you will experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time, then symptoms will go away, before returning again.

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What Are the Types of Rosacea?

There are four types of rosacea; they are:

  • Subtype one - known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
  • Subtype two - papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts, and often affects middle-aged women.
  • Subtype three - known as rhinophyma, is a rare form associated with thickening of the skin on your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.
  • Subtype four - is known as ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.
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What Causes Rosacea?

The cause of rosacea has not been determined. It may be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. It is known that some things may make your rosacea symptoms worse. These include:

  • Eating spicy foods
  • Eating foods that contain the compound cinnamaldehyde, such as cinnamon, chocolate, tomatoes, and citrus
  • Drinking hot coffee or tea
  • Having the intestinal bacteria, Helicobacter pylori
  • A skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries, Bacillus oleronius
  • The presence of cathelicidin (a protein that protects the skin from infection)
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What Are the Risk Factors for Rosacea?

There are some factors that will make you more likely to develop rosacea than others. Rosacea often develops in people between the ages of 30 and 50. It is also more common in people who are fair-skinned and have blond hair and blue eyes.

There are also genetic links to rosacea. You are more likely to develop rosacea if you have a family history of the condition or if you have Celtic or Scandinavian ancestors. Women are also more likely to develop the condition than men. However, men who develop the condition often have more severe symptoms.

Rosacea Treatment in Erie, PA

Though there is currently no cure for rosacea, at iAesthetic, we have treatment options that will help with its symptoms. If you’re interested in finding relief for rosacea, connect with us in Erie, Pennsylvania. Request an appointment online using the form below or give us a call at (888) 889-5099 to feel and look better today, and let us help you experience more inner and outer beauty.


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