Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 16 million Americans and is often unprofessionally misdiagnosed as acne due to the red bumps that may present as a symptom. While there are many over-the-counter products that treat acne, it’s important to note that these products may cause increased irritation to rosacea affected skin.
Our board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology near Nashville provide professional diagnosis, helping patients find clear, beautiful skin.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by inflammation of the dermis, typically around the face. Though sometimes referred to as adult acne, rosacea is a chronic condition that may not always present symptoms.
At Brentwood Dermatology in Brentwood, Tennessee, our board-certified dermatologists provide expert diagnosis and treatment to manage the symptoms of rosacea. Our comfortable office offers our patients in the Nashville Metro office a compassionate place to find relief from rosacea.
Rosacea Symptoms & Treatments
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and swelling across the face, with many patients experiencing symptoms on their cheeks and around the nose. Additional symptoms include:
- Visible blood vessels
- Small red bumps infected with pus
- Red, dry eyelids
- Irritated, dry and swollen eyes
- Thickened skin around the nose
Though rosacea can affect people of all ages, light-skinned, middle-aged women are most prone to succumb to this skin condition.
Our treatment options at Brentwood Dermatology include both topical and oral prescriptions:
- Cortisone creams to help reduce the redness and swelling.
- Creams and gels that may reduce symptoms in the first three to four weeks
- Oral antibiotics
When patients experience more advanced or complicated symptoms, our dermatologists may recommend electric needle or laser treatments.
During your appointment, our dermatologists will explain how to use the treatment, and it is important to follow the instructions for maximum relief. In some cases, creams or gels may only be applied for up to two weeks, while other prescriptions may require longer periods of time for effective treatments.
It’s important to seek a professional diagnosis and treatment plan when experiencing symptoms of rosacea, as some over-the-counter medications can worsen the condition. When experiencing a flare-up, be advised only to use skincare products and cosmetics that are free of irritants.
Common questions about rosacea include:
Request an Appointment for Rosacea Treatment in Brentwood, Tennessee
Are you experiencing symptoms of rosacea? If you suspect you may be experiencing early-onset symptoms of rosacea, schedule an appointment with our board-certified dermatologists in Brentwood, Tennessee. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff provides a comfortable, compassionate environment where patients feel welcome and find relief for a variety of skin conditions.
Request your appointment online or give us a call at 615-377-3448 to schedule an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.