Rosacea Basics

Rosacea is a common skin disease that affects over 14 million Americans. It’s most visible attribute is redness on the face that can spread to other areas of the body. However there are actually four subtypes of rosacea.

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
  2. Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
  3. Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
  4. Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and may look like a sty.

With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness in the center of their face.

The causes of the condition haven’t been completely nailed down but we do know that it has a genetic component, that the immune system may play a role, as well as gut health, facial mites, and/or the over production of the protein cathelicidin. It can also be made worse through excessive sun exposure, too much stress, the consumption of alcohol and certain medications.

Famous Men With Rosacea

Many famous men over the years have had rosacea, including:

  • Prince William
  • Prince Harry
  • Bill Clinton
  • W.C. Fields
  • Rembrandt
  • Sam Smith
  • JP Morgan
  • William Shatner

The bad news is, as of yet, there’s no permanent treatment. However, there are many other treatments available that can manage rosacea quite successfully.

Rosacea Treatments for Men

Treatments can include:

  • Topical medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Emollient creams
  • Laser or other light treatments
  • Antibiotics
  • Dermabrasion
  • Electrocautery
  • Prescription medication (particularly for when rosacea affects the eyelids)

If you have or are suffering from rosacea there’s a simple three-step plan for treatment:

  1. See a dermatologist or dermatology provider.
  2. Learn what triggers your rosacea and avoid them as much as reasonably possible in the future.
  3. Follow a prescribed rosacea skin-care plan.

At Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology we routinely treat men with rosacea. If you have concerns about, or are suffering from, excessive redness of the skin, we should talk. We can provide you with relief! Please reach out to us at (910) 794-5355 or use our online form to request a consultation. We now have three area locations to serve you better: Wilmington, Supply, and now in Hampstead, NC!

Rosacea Basics

Rosacea is a common skin disease that affects over 14 million Americans. It’s most visible attribute is redness on the face that can spread to other areas of the body. However there are actually four subtypes of rosacea.

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
  2. Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
  3. Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
  4. Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and may look like a sty.

With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness in the center of their face.

The causes of the condition haven’t been completely nailed down but we do know that it has a genetic component, that the immune system may play a role, as well as gut health, facial mites, and/or the over production of the protein cathelicidin. It can also be made worse through excessive sun exposure, too much stress, the consumption of alcohol and certain medications.

Famous Men With Rosacea

Many famous men over the years have had rosacea, including:

  • Prince William
  • Prince Harry
  • Bill Clinton
  • W.C. Fields
  • Rembrandt
  • Sam Smith
  • JP Morgan
  • William Shatner

The bad news is, as of yet, there’s no permanent treatment. However, there are many other treatments available that can manage rosacea quite successfully.

Rosacea Treatments for Men

Treatments can include:

  • Topical medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Emollient creams
  • Laser or other light treatments
  • Antibiotics
  • Dermabrasion
  • Electrocautery
  • Prescription medication (particularly for when rosacea affects the eyelids)

If you have or are suffering from rosacea there’s a simple three-step plan for treatment:

  1. See a dermatologist or dermatology provider.
  2. Learn what triggers your rosacea and avoid them as much as reasonably possible in the future.
  3. Follow a prescribed rosacea skin-care plan.

At Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology we routinely treat men with rosacea. If you have concerns about, or are suffering from, excessive redness of the skin, we should talk. We can provide you with relief! Please reach out to us at (910) 794-5355 or use our online form to request a consultation. We now have three area locations to serve you better: Wilmington, Supply, and now in Hampstead, NC!

Dealing with Rosacea? We can help.

If you’re dealing with rosacea, we can help. Contact us today and schedule an appointment where you can find out more about treatments that would be right for you.