Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center | Glenn Dale MD

Managing rosacea

The skin is a very complex organ of the human body, and is the most exposed to the elements. Working with a board-certified dermatologist when skin problems arise is one way to take charge of your appearance and address common problems. Redness of the facial skin may be more than just irritated or dry skin—it may be a symptom of rosacea.

Understanding rosacea

At the Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, we work regularly with patients to help them get a proper diagnosis of their condition and speak to our team about effective treatments. Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes unwanted redness and flushing of the face. It can also be accompanied with nose swelling, warm skin, small red bumps, visible blood vessels, and thick skin around or on the nose. For some patients, early symptoms may include redness on the eyelids and irritation of the eyes, including dry eye, itching eyes, and even swollen eyes. When patients get a proper diagnosis from their doctor, they can then learn about the ways to manage their condition.

Managing rosacea

First, many patients will speak to Dr. Valerie Callender about medications that can be used to manage the signs and symptoms of rosacea. These medications may also be used when rosacea flare-ups are triggered. Treatment may include prescription topical creams, antibiotic medications for the reduction of facial inflammation, and even light and laser therapies to address swollen blood vessels.

Certain lifestyle changes and home care can also reduce the appearance of rosacea, and may include:

  • Massaging of the face to reduce inflammation
  • Avoidance of triggers known to cause flare-ups
  • Using facial cleansers best for your skin type
  • Wearing sunscreen every day to protect the face
  • Using green-tinted cosmetic makeup to tone down redness in the face

Call Dr. Valerie Callender today

Our professional here in Glenn Dale, MD prides herself in offering patients solutions they can use to improve the health and beauty of their skin. Call (301) 249-0970 and schedule a consultation visit with our team. We are conveniently located at 12200 Annapolis Road, Suite #315, and accept new patients.

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