Rosacea Treatment Specialist

People in and around the areas of Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Florida can visit the doctors at Elias Dermatology® for the treatment and relief of rosacea.

What is rosacea?

Redness spreads to the cheeks and nose, and it may even move to the forehead and chin in addition to other parts of the body such as the ears, back, and chest. The affected area may be red all of the time; in addition, patients can experience pain, itching, or burning. Depending on the variety, the person’s skin may thicken or develop a bumpy texture. Those with ocular rosacea develop red, irritated eyes, and in some cases, the eyelids swell. 

 
 

What causes rosacea?

Currently, it isn’t known entirely what causes rosacea, but it appears genetics and the immune system play a role. Certain infections and mites might increase the risk for development. Rosacea typically happens in those between the ages of 30 and 50. It most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin. There are some triggers that tend to exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea. This include:

  • Stress

  • Stress

  • Wind

  • Spicy foods

  • Exposure to the sun

  • Intense exercise

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Hot baths or showers

  • Extreme temperatures

  • Certain skin cares products or cosmetics

 
 

How is it rosacea treated?

Doctors Matthew and Merrick Elias prescribe patients a wide range of treatments, depending on the type and severity of the rosacea. A topical or oral antibiotic may be used as a treatment option. The patient may receive a treatment especially for rosacea that is applied directly to the skin. An emollient, which is a non-cosmetic moisturizer, may be used, and so may light or laser therapy. Regardless of the course of action, both physicians take the time to talk to the patient and truly address the problem in order to develop an individualized approach to treatment. They want to see their patients regain their confidence and feel better overall.