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Rosacea Specialist

Midwest Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Arlington Heights, IL & Bloomingdale, IL

Rosacea is known for causing embarrassing redness, making you look flushed regularly. If you’re near Arlington Heights or Bloomingdale, Illinois, you can get lasting and effective treatment for rosacea at Midwest Dermatology. The clinic’s expert board-certified dermatologists are known for helping Chicago-area rosacea sufferers conquer this skin condition once and for all. Schedule your exam by using the online scheduling system or by calling the office.

Rosacea Q & A

What causes rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that leaves your skin looking red and makes tiny blood vessels visible. For some, rosacea causes small, pus-filled bumps that are often mistaken for acne breakouts. While the exact cause of rosacea isn’t always known, medical experts find that the following issues can increase your risk:

  • Family history
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Hot drinks or spicy foods
  • Sunlight or wind exposure
  • Exercise
  • Smoking

You’re also more likely to have rosacea if you’re over age 30 or are female.

Medications may also cause your rosacea. For instance, if you’re taking medications that dilate your blood vessels, like blood pressure medications, your risk of rosacea flare-ups goes up.  

How do I know if I have rosacea?

While no single test can diagnose rosacea, the dermatologist can examine your skin and go over your medical history and current symptoms to see if you have it. Some of the telltale signs of rosacea include:

  • Facial redness, especially in your nose and cheeks
  • Enlarged nose with a bulbous tip
  • Eye dryness and irritation
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Red, pus-filled bumps

Sometimes, you may not show any symptoms for weeks or months. At other times, a rosacea flare-up can last for weeks on end. The dermatologist can help diagnose and treat you even if you’re not showing any symptoms during your appointment.

Are there treatments for rosacea?

The dermatologist at Midwest Dermatology put together a rosacea treatment plan based on your needs and the severity of your symptoms. Your treatment could include:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Redness-reducing medications
  • Certain oral acne drugs
  • Laser therapy treatments

It’s equally as important to learn to prevent rosacea flare-ups. One of the best ways to do this is to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen daily. You should also avoid exfoliating too vigorously or using makeup products that irritate your skin. If rosacea is to blame, the team of dermatologists at Midwest Dermatology can help you find solutions and makeup products that are safe for you to use.

Book your rosacea evaluation at Midwest Dermatology in Arlington Heights and Bloomingdale, Illinois, by using the online scheduling system or by calling the clinic.

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