Do you have rosacea?
If you’re one of the estimated 14 million Americans affected by rosacea, you know constantly having red, inflamed skin on your face is more than just blushing. We have treatment options that can soothe your skin and reduce symptoms improving your overall look—and your confidence.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the face. It causes redness and, at times, can produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. It usually affects adults with fair skin and can often be mistaken for acne, eczema or an allergic reaction. In addition, recent studies have found that kids can also be affected by rosacea.
What causes rosacea?
Experts are not certain what causes rosacea, but abnormalities in facial blood vessels, certain skin mites, family history and fairer skin tone are all considered to contribute to the condition. For people with rosacea, spicy food, caffeine, dairy products, extreme temperatures, sunlight, wind, stress and alcohol consumption can all trigger symptoms.
How can you control your rosacea?
Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are things you can do to reduce symptoms. Over time, you’ll become familiar with the triggers that cause of flare ups for you. Avoid those triggers whenever possible and if your face feels inflamed and sore, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to soothe skin.Book an appointment now
- Always wear sunscreen (at least SPF 15)
- Refrain from rubbing or touching your face
- Manage your stress levels with light exercise, mindful breathing and plenty of sleep
How is rosacea treated?
The symptoms of rosacea are best treated with a combination of medication and lifestyle habits. In addition to your regular routine, your dermatologist might prescribe topical creams, antibiotics and oral medications, and eye drops (for ocular rosacea). In extreme cases, laser treatment to shrink visible blood vessels might be possible.
- Lifestyle and medication
- Avoiding triggers
- Laser treatment
Living with rosacea
We understand that rosacea can cause embarrassment and discomfort in social situations. If lifestyle changes, reducing stress, and diet and light exercise don’t improve your symptoms, our dermatologists can provide more treatment options. Together we can find a solution that works for you.
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Dr. Carol A. Trakimas
Dr. Carol A. Trakimas is a board-certified Dermatologist with 20 years’ of experience. In addition to her Doctorate in Medicine, she holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in science. Dr. Trakimas completed her internship and residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, where she provided medical and dermatology care to our troops and their families. Dr. Trakimas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and other medical societies.
Location: Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Raleigh – North RaleighBOOK NOW
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Tarsha Rivens, PA-C
Tarsha Rivens is a board certified Physician Assistant with eight years of experience, who specializes in acne, eczema, scalp issues and addressing hair loss. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine’s College and a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, where she focused on Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistant, as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistant. It is Tarsha’s passion to provide compassionate, thoughtful, and in-depth dermatology evaluations to patients with a wide variety of skin maladies.
Location: Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Raleigh – CaryBOOK NOW
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