Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness, bumps and pustules on the face. Although the condition cannot be cured, many treatments available can help you successfully control the disease. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers rosacea treatment for patients of all ages who live in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is characterized by red bumps, pustules, redness, frequent flushing and dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias) on the face. Some may have only one or all of these components. And less common, rosace can affect the edges of eyelids (blepharitis) that can cause significant eye irritation. Rosacea is more common in middle-aged adults and seniors though teenagers and young adults may develop it too. The exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, but the medical community has found some common links with past sun damage and factors that cause facial flushing.
Benefits of Rosacea Treatment
Because rosacea cannot be cured, the goal of treatment is to provide ongoing control your symptoms. All treatments are intended to reduce the severity and frequency of your rosacea episodes. With good control of rosacea, self-esteem improves with healthier looking skin.
How Do I Know If I Have Rosacea?
Each type of rosacea causes unique symptoms. Some of the most common signs of rosacea are:
- Acne-like breakouts combined with generalized skin redness
- Easy flushing of the face, sometimes set off by consuming alcohol, spicy foods, chocolate or exposure to heat
- Dilated blood vessels on the face (telangiectasias)
- Eye redness, stinging and irritation
Our board certified dermatologists will listen to your concerns and together with the exam, diagnose rosacea and its type for best treatment.
What to Expect from Rosacea Treatment
After your dermatologist diagnosis rosacea, you will be offered several treatment options, such as:
- Prescription topical medications to be used everyday
- Oral antibiotics for more severe or difficult to treat cases
- Laser treatments with Vbeam to alleviate visible blood vessels (telangiectasias)
All treatments are safe and effective to help alleviate your symptoms and keep you looking your best and feeling good about your skin.
How Much Does Rosacea Treatment Cost in Birmingham?
Dermatologists of Birmingham is staffed with experienced dermatologists who have completed specialized training, so your insurance will likely cover examinations and prescription treatments. Laser treatments of telangiectasias is considered cosmetic and not covered. After your consultation for rosacea treatment, we explain your estimated out-of-pocket expenses and our payment options of cash, checks, major credit cards and financing.
Rosacea affects your quality of life, both physically and socially. If you are interested in rosacea treatment, entrust your care to the professional and compassionate staff of Dermatologists of Birmingham. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.