Winter conditions are not kind on the skin. This is especially true for people who have Rosacea. Physical symptoms often worsen during the coldest months of the year, which can be frustrating and embarrassing for many people who have this chronic skin condition. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta wants to provide professional tips on managing the visible signs of your rosacea flare-ups.
Rosacea has skin symptoms that are often mistaken for other dermatological conditions. Many people go undiagnosed because they’re unaware of what to look for until they are seen by a medical professional. It’s important to note that the majority of cases appear in the facial region. The following traits are common indicators of rosacea:
- Flushed, red patches of skin
- Red bumps
- Skin flushing
Why is managing rosacea difficult during the winter?
Winter weather conditions are notoriously difficult for people who have rosacea. Between harsh cold temperatures and wind, flare-ups can worsen and become increasingly frequent. Managing this skin condition is further made difficult because of indoor heating. After a person is exposed to the outside weather, indoor areas such as homes and commercial establishments often push large quantities of dry, heated air, which also triggers rosacea symptoms.
Treatments That Can Help Manage Rosacea
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta has been helping patients manage their rosacea for over 40 years. Our experienced providers have developed customizable treatment that can significantly improve symptoms and reduce the number of future flare-ups. Depending on the specific needs of each patient, we offer nonmedical treatments, oral and topical antibiotics, laser treatments and surgery.
Nonmedical treatments are most commonly applied to patients who have very mild signs of rosacea. This includes sunscreen usage and avoidance of flare-up triggers. Our providers will go over an individualized strategy that can reduce your susceptibility to physical symptoms.
Oral and topical treatment are some of the most powerful anti-inflammatory solutions to curb rosacea flare-ups. After visiting our practice for a consultation and evaluation, patients can manage their symptoms with this treatment from the comfort of their own homes.
Laser treatments such as V-beam Perfecta™ Laser and FotoFacial® IPL Treatment can effectively reach and target deeper layers of skin. When combined with other treatments, these customized procedures are two of the most effective actions that are currently available for managing rosacea.
If necessary, our physicians can perform surgery that reduces tissue enlargement for more severe cases.
This winter, the goal at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is to make all of our patients feel confident about their skin from head to toe. If you have any questions or want to schedule an in-person consultation, please call us at (404) 256-4457. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more updates about our procedures and monthly cosmetic specials.