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Rosacea Treatment

Board-certified rosacea treatment in Westerville, Ohio

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Rosacea Treatment

Board-certified rosacea treatment in Westerville, Ohio


What is Rosacea?

Are you ready to find relief from your troublesome rosacea symptoms? This chronic skin condition affects more than 16 million Americans and can be a challenge to deal with, especially when it causes painful symptoms and impacts one’s self-esteem. 

At Westerville Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are passionate about helping our patients achieve clear, beautiful skin through personalized rosacea treatment plans. 

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation, redness, and swelling. It is often misdiagnosed as acne due to the small, red bumps rosacea can cause. Rosacea is most commonly found on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead but can also show up on the neck, ears, and eyelids. 

Additionally, superficial blood vessels in the face can widen and swell. As many as half of all rosacea patients may also experience redness, swelling, and pain in their eyes.

Rosacea on a patient's face

Rosacea FAQS

View some of the most common questions about rosacea below, and make sure to contact our board-certified dermatologists for treatments that work for your skin.

The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, but researchers believe it might be caused by:

  • Genetics – Rosacea is often thought to be hereditary.
  • Skin Mites – There’s a specific type of mite that naturally lives on the skin. Some people are more sensitive to these skin mites, which can cause redness and irritation.
  • H. Pylori – The gut microbiome contains a bacteria called H. pylori, which can cause the skin to look flushed.

While the underlying cause of rosacea is still unknown, dermatologists have found various treatment methods work to mitigate symptoms and get people back to enjoying life with clear skin. To learn more about how the dermatologists at Westerville Dermatology treat rosacea in Westerville, Ohio, get in touch with us today.

Rosacea can appear on the skin in a few different ways. The most common signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Swelling and redness.
  • Flushed appearance.
  • Small, red bumps that may look like acne.
  • Stinging, burning skin.
  • Red, swollen nose.
  • Visible blood vessels on the face.
  • Bumps on the eyelids.
  • Dry, irritated eyes.

Schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist if you’re experiencing any of the rosacea symptoms mentioned above. 

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, which is why it’s often characterized by swollen, red bumps and enlarged blood vessels on the face.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), there are four different types of rosacea. This include:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea – Redness and visible blood vessels.
  • Papulopustular Rosacea – Facial flushing, swelling, and breakouts that may look like acne.
  • Phymatous Rosacea – Thickened skin with a bumpy texture.
  • Ocular Rosacea – Eye redness and irritation, and eyelids may be swollen.

To determine which rosacea you may have, it’s important to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a professional evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Some people who have rosacea may experience uncomfortable itching during a flare-up. The dry skin typically associated with rosacea can be flakey and cause itchiness, which can be alleviated with anti-itch topicals.

No, rosacea is not a contagious skin condition. You cannot get it from someone else who has rosacea.

While there’s no way to cure rosacea, our experienced dermatologists have helped many patients reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups through medications and recommended lifestyle changes. To manage and mitigate rosacea symptoms and flare-ups, we may recommend one or a combination of the following treatments:

  • Topical Medications
  • Oral Medications
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Eye Medications

Learn more about how we treat rosacea in Westerville, Ohio, by contacting us online or calling us at (614) 895-0400.


Rosacea Photos

If you’re unsure of how rosacea may look or how it can show up on the skin, take a look at the rosacea photos below to get more familiar with this chronic skin condition.

Rosacea On A Patient's Face
Vascular Veins On A Person's Face
Kid With Facial Rosacea
Kid With Facial Rosacea

Schedule an Appointment for Rosacea Treatment in Westerville, OH, at Westerville Dermatology & Aderma Medical Spa

The board-certified dermatologists at Westerville, Ohio are experts in skincare and passionate about helping our patients find relief from rosacea! If you’re dealing with troublesome rosacea and are looking for a personalized rosacea treatment plan, request an appointment online or call us at (614) 895-0400

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