What Is Rosacea?
Appearing in mid-life, around one’s 30-40s, rosacea is often characterized by facial flushing with persistent redness. If left untreated, the condition may develop further, resulting in the appearance of inflamed papules and pustules on the cheeks and nose. This condition is often embarrassing and distressing for those who struggle with it. Although quite common, rosacea is still poorly understood and often misdiagnosed. If you feel you may have rosacea and find the symptoms difficult to deal with, help is available. At Helena Dermatology, we offer comprehensive treatment options for those suffering from this condition and other similar skin conditions.
What Causes Rosacea?
More often than not, this condition is caused by an alteration in one’s immune system. One of the main culprits responsible for the appearance of this issue is the cathelicidin peptide protein. When produced in excess, this protein leads to an inflammatory response in the body that causes redness, enlarged vessels, and irritation. This immune response may be triggered by genetic or environmental factors, or both. Since it is multifactorial, it is often difficult to pinpoint the main cause of rosacea. However, topical treatments, oral medications, and laser therapy have been shown to be effective ways of tackling this issue.
Rosacea Treatment Options
Helena Dermatology provides topical medications, oral medications, laser therapy treatments, and ongoing support services for those struggling with rosacea. Upon visiting our center, you will be greeted by a member of our friendly staff who will take the time to explore your medical history. If this condition is confirmed, we will provide you with detailed information on your treatment options, and help you choose the best course of treatment.
Rosacea Treatments in Helena, MT
Helena Dermatology is here to provide you with the care and support you need. Living with rosacea can be truly uncomfortable. If you’re having a difficult time with this condition, we invite you to explore all of the treatment options available at our Helena, MT center. For expert dermatological care from our supportive staff, fill out the form below and schedule an appointment or give us a call at (406) 443-7200.