Rosacea Specialist

Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

General & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Petal, MS & Hattiesburg, MS

At Pine Belt Dermatology, Dr. Roy serves patients in Petal, Hattiesburg, Ellisville, & Collins Mississippi. The office provides its patients with access to the best rosacea treatments including reducing the amount of extensive redness, treating blemishes, and assisting them to keep the rosacea in remission.

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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a disorder which commonly affects the skin on the face. Rosacea causes redness on the forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks. Over time, the concentration of the redness can increase and it can make blood vessels appear more noticeable. The exact cause of rosacea is unfortunately not known. However, we do know that people who are of a paler complexion and those who blush more easily can be at an increased risk for developing the condition. There are a couple theories about what causes rosacea one which states that it may be a component of a generalized blood vessel disorder or may be the result of microscopic skin mites, or that it is affected by psychological factors, or a malfunction of the connective tissue, or a fungus. 

What are the Symptoms and Signs of Rosacea?

While the appearance of rosacea can differ from patient to patient there are some frequently experienced signs which include:

  • Flushing
  • Swelling
  • Skin thickening
  • Persistent redness
  • Bumps and pimples
  • Dry appearance
  • Eye irritation
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Plaques
  • Burning or stinging

Signs can occur on other areas as well such as the neck, ears, and chest. 

How is Rosacea Treated?

Rosacea treatment will be constructed to accommodate the patient’s unique symptoms but it will usually include medication and sometimes surgical procedures. Oral and topical drugs can be employed to address pimples and redness as well as keeping the condition in remission where the signs are no longer occurring. Surgical procedures can be employed to address changes in the nose, remove noticeable blood vessels, and reduce the amount of extensive redness. Patient can also improve the length of their remission by limiting specific things which trigger symptoms including:

  • Alcohol, especially red wine
  • Hot beverages and foods
  • Heavy exercise
  • Emotional stress
  • Wind or sun exposure
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot or cold weather


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