Rosacea – The Good, The Bad & The Red
Summer is here and the heat can flair up a number of skin concerns… including rosacea. We asked Dr. Doris Day, dermatologist and Clinical Associate Professor, New York University Langone Medical Center, for details on this condition that affects about 16 million Americans. Are you one of them? Find out below…
Beauty Banter: What is Rosacea?
Dr. Doris Day: “Rosacea is a common, inflammatory skin condition that usually starts in your 20’s or 30’s. It’s often confused with acne but is a completely different condition. Persistent facial redness is the most common symptom of rosacea.”
BB: How do you know if you have rosacea?
Dr.DD: “Rosacea can vary from person to person. It is classified into four subtypes according to signs and symptoms that often occur together. It is possible to experience characteristics of more than one subtype.
Common symptoms include: facial redness, bumps and pimples, skin thickening and eye irritation.”
BB: How can you treat rosacea?
Dr.DD: “If you think you have rosacea, it’s important to consult your dermatologist. If left untreated, rosacea may get worse, and it also has the ability to psychologically and emotionally impact your life. While there is no cure for rosacea, your dermatologist can help you control rosacea, by helping you to understand the triggers and providing you with prescription or in-office treatment for the symptoms. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* can work in as little as 30 minutes, providing same-day results that last up to 12 hours before the persistent facial redness returns. It is the only FDA-approved treatment specifically designed and indicated for the persistent facial redness of rosacea.”
You can learn more about rosacea, read about treatment options and view skincare tips from Dr. Doris Day below. Be sure to enter for a chance to get red-carpet ready and enter for a chance to win a trip to the Emmys!