Rosacea typically appears as bright red bumps and patches of skin on your cheeks, nose, and sometimes elsewhere on your face. This condition can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing, but there are effective solutions available. Dr. Michael J. Freeman, David Kosiorek, PA-C, Dave Runyon, PA-C, and Sue Schmeltz, PA-C are available to help patients in Ocala, Florida, and The Villages, Florida. Call the offices of Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA today, or schedule an appointment online.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes severe redness and bumps on the facial skin. It's often concentrated in the middle of the face, especially on the nose and cheeks. Rosacea can also appear on the chin, forehead, and even in other areas. This condition typically occurs in flares — sometimes your skin will be clear and other times you will have a severe rosacea outbreak.
Rosacea happens when the tiny blood vessels in your face dilate beyond their normal limit. The reason for the dilation isn't certain, but there are many potential causes, including:
Regardless of the cause of your rosacea, there are often triggers that can help you predict an outbreak.
Common triggers that might cause rosacea include:
Dr. Freeman will create a personalized treatment plan for your rosacea. This may include medications such as:
Treatment is usually combined with recommended lifestyle adjustments to help you get rosacea under control, such as: