Rosacea Treatment & Clinical Trials in South Florida
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes the skin to blush and turn red. With rosacea, blushing and redness typically occur on the face, usually on the nose and cheeks, but may spread to other areas of your body, such as your forehead, chin, ears, back and chest area.
What causes rosacea?
The underlying causes of rosacea are not yet fully understood. However, increased blood flow to the surface of the skin may contribute to the condition. Factors that may increase blood flow include:
- Consuming alcohol
- Consuming hot beverages
- Eating spicy foods
- Exposure to extremely hot or cold weather
- Exposure to wind
- Exposure to sunlight
- Experiencing certain emotions, such as embarrassment or anger
- Performing physical activity, such as working out
- Taking certain drugs or medications
What are the symptoms of rosacea?
Symptoms of rosacea can vary from mild to severe. Rosacea symptoms may affect one or many areas of the face and body. Symptoms may also intensify for certain durations of time and then lessen. Rosacea symptoms may include:
- Redness of the face, primarily at the center
- Acne-like pimples on the face
- Dry eyes
- Rosy eyelids
- Nose that appears swollen
- Cheeks that appear swollen
Rosacea symptoms can be commonly mistaken for other skin conditions. Your doctor can help confirm a diagnosis.
How is rosacea diagnosed?
To diagnose rosacea, your doctor will examine your skin for symptoms of rosacea. Your doctor may also ask you to describe any symptoms that you have been experiencing. Additional testing may be needed to ensure that there are no other underlying conditions that may be causing your symptoms. Your doctor may also refer you to an ophthalmologist if your eyes have been affected by rosacea.
What rosacea treatment options are available?
While there is no cure for rosacea, treatment options are available. Rosacea treatment typically involves a combination of treatments prescribed by your doctor along with conservative treatment options to help reduce symptoms and flare-ups. Treatment options include:
- Certain topical medications
- Oral antibiotics
- Certain acne medications
- Laser therapy
In addition to the above treatment options, the following skin care and behavioral modifications may help alleviate symptoms:
- Using certain store-bought skin care products for rosacea-prone skin
- Being aware of what causes your skin’s flare-ups and avoiding those triggers
- Protecting your skin from elements such as the sun, high winds, or other extreme weather
- Refraining from rubbing or touching your face too often
- Avoiding products that contain ingredients which may irritate the skin
For some patients, a clinical trial for rosacea may be another treatment option to consider if other therapies fail to produce successful results.
If you have been unsuccessful in finding the right treatment option for rosacea, are seeking affordable rosacea treatment options, or are looking for paid compensation, sign up for a future clinical trial today. With over 25 years of experience in the execution of dermatological clinical trials — under the guidance of double board-certified dermatologist and Skin Care Research founder, Dr. Marta I. Rendon — our team is highly trained and committed to ensuring that all clinical guidelines are met and that the rights of every patient are always protected. Call 561-948-3116 or fill out the form on this page to learn more about our clinical trial options.