We are excited to announce that The Dermatology Institute of Boston Research Department will be participating in a Clinical Study on Rosacea: www.rosacea clinical trial.com
Rosacea is a skin disease that normally begins with redness on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. People with rosacea may experience: flushing, itching and burning of the skin. Oftentimes the redness and symptoms can flare up with certain triggers. Drinking wine, exercise, extreme heat or cold temperatures or spicy foods may aggravate rosacea. Some people with rosacea will also have pimple-like bumps on the skin and other may also have thickening of the skin on the nose. Some patients have broken blood vessels that are apparent on the nose, cheeks and chin.
Rosacea not only affects the skin. A type of rosacea known as ocular rosacea, affects the eyes and creates dry and itchy eyes. There are other types of rosacea known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, granulomatous rosacea and phymatous rosacea. People often have more than one subtype of rosacea.
Rosacea can affect men or women and people of all skin colors but it more common in individuals with fair skin. Rosacea begins in adulthood. Its cause is unknown but there are theories that are currently being investigated.
Rosacea is not contagious. There is no cure for rosacea but it can be markedly improved with different treatments. Treatments vary and many patients use more than one modality to treat their rosacea. Medicated washes, creams, lotions, gels and pills may be offered to patients with rosacea. Laser treatment can markedly improve the redness of rosacea. All patients with rosacea should wear sunscreen as sunlight can worsen rosacea symptoms.
Learn more at the Laser Treatments’ page: Rosacea Treatment.