Rosacea in Ottawa
Rosacea in Ottawa
Rosacea is a chronic, long-term skin issue found in both men and women in Ottawa. Rosacea primarily impacts adults, and it more common in people with fair skin. Rosacea is a medical condition and a detailed assessment by a physician is important in diagnosis and treatment. There are four forms of rosacea, which are defined by the following range of symptoms:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: The main symptoms are facial flushing and redness. In addition, there may be swelling, burning and stinging, roughness, and visible red blood vessels.
Papulopustular rosacea: Marked by persistent redness and pimple-like bumps (often mistaken for acne), as well as burning and stinging.
Phymatous rosacea: In some patients, rosacea may affect the nose, causing the skin tissue to thicken and become bumpy. This advanced form of rosacea is called rhinophyma, which is more common in men.
Ocular rosacea: In addition to skin symptoms, rosacea may also affect the eyes and eyelids. This type of rosacea may cause redness to the surrounding eye but also burning or stinging, dryness, light sensitivity, blurred vision, and watery, bloodshot eyes.
Physicians and scientists are still unsure the exact cause of rosacea, although rosacea seems to be caused in part by overactive blood vessels. However, what is known is that people with rosacea often have specific triggers, which may worsen their symptoms.
These rosacea triggers may include:
At Concept Medical in Ottawa we offer treatment options for individuals with rosacea to help them manage symptoms and help improve the overall quality of skin. For more information about rosacea treatments in Ottawa, please contact our medical team.