Salt Lake City & Kaysville, UT
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer.
Rosacea generally begins after age 30 and goes through cycles of flare-ups and remissions. Over time, it gets ruddier in color and small blood vessels (like spider veins) may appear on the face. If left untreated, bumps and pimples may form, the end of the nose may become swollen, red and bulbous and eyes may water or become irritated. Rosacea occurs most often among people with fair skin who tend to blush or flush easily. It occurs more often among women than men, but men tend to suffer from more severe symptoms. Most patients experience multiple symptoms at varying levels of severity.
While there is not yet a cure for rosacea, there are many innovative treatments that can reduce or eliminate redness. Dr. Silkey offers the most advanced array of state-of-the-art rosacea treatments – including non-invasive IPL (intense pulsed light) and the latest vascular laser procedures.
If you live in the greater Salt Lake City area, and you are suffering from the frustration of rosacea, schedule a consultation at SilkeySkin MD in Kaysville, UT. Dr. Silkey and our caring staff will help you get the most latest, most effective treatments for your rosacea.