My Blog

Posts for tag: Rosacea

By JACQUELINE SILKEY, M.D.
November 01, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Rosacea  

Rosacea is a common condition affecting many people with various skin types. However, this condition can cause you to feel embarrassed by your skin’s appearance. Luckily, with help from your dermatologist, you can manage your rosacea and control the way you look. Find out more about managing rosacea with your cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Jacqueline Silkey at Silkey Skin MD in Kaysville, UT.

What is rosacea? 
Rosacea is a skin condition which causes the blood vessels to enlarge, producing a flushed appearance in the facial region. Rosacea occurs most often in fair-skinned individuals and is a common issue. Though doctors do not fully understand the cause of rosacea, they can successfully treat its symptoms. There are four main types of rosacea. This condition may cause permanent redness in the center of the face, such as on the nose.

Do I have rosacea? 
Though a flushed appearance is the most obvious sign of rosacea, there are other, more subtle symptoms. Some common signs of rosacea include:

  • facial redness
  • eye problems like dryness or irritation
  • enlarged, bulbous nose
  • swollen red bumps which may contain pus

If you notice one or more of these symptoms remain persistent and does not go away on its own, you should contact your dermatologist to talk about diagnosis and treatment options.

What causes rosacea? 
Some common triggers which can cause rosacea flare-ups often include:

  • outside temperature
  • cosmetics
  • certain types of medications
  • exercise
  • hot drinks
  • spicy foods
  • alcohol
  • emotions
  • sun exposure or heavy wind

Women are more prone to rosacea than men, but both genders experience this condition. Rosacea occurs more in fair-skinned individuals with Northern European ancestry. Those over the age of 30, who smoke, or who have a family history of rosacea are more at risk to develop this condition.

Managing Rosacea in Kaysville, UT
Treating rosacea focuses on controlling its symptoms and usually uses a customized skin care routine coupled with prescription treatments. Your doctor may recommend a topical or oral prescription medication to control symptoms. In addition to your doctor’s recommended medications, avoiding triggers, a careful skin care routine, and the committed use of sun protection and sun block daily can help reduce the symptoms of rosacea.

For more information on rosacea, please contact your cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Jacqueline Silkey at Silkey Skin MD in Kaysville, UT. Call (801) 882-2200 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Silkey today!

By JACQUELINE SILKEY, M.D.
September 12, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Rosacea  

Could your red, bumpy skin be due to a condition known as rosacea?rosacea

While most people may experience a red, flushed face from working out or from using acne-fighting skin products, if you notice that you have frequent redness flare-ups then you may be wondering what’s going on. Could your persistent symptoms actually be due to rosacea? Our Kaysville, UT, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jacqueline Silkey is here to tell you a bit more about this common skin condition.

What is rosacea?

This chronic skin problem usually appears after the age of 30 and causes redness in the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may flare-up at random. While there is no definitive cause for why rosacea happens, it’s believed that heredity could have something to do with who develops this skin condition and who doesn’t.

What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

While some people with rosacea have no idea what triggers their symptoms, there are certain factors that can bring about a flare-up of rosacea including stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy foods and extreme temperatures. Anything that increases blood flow in the skin can potentially trigger an episode.

Symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Profound facial redness
  • Visible blood vessels on the surface of the skin
  • Red pimple-like bumps
  • Eye irritation or swollen eyelids

When should you see a doctor?

If you are dealing with frequent skin redness and irritation then it’s always a good idea to turn to our cosmetic dermatologist in Kaysville, UT, for some answers. While not all facial redness is due to rosacea, it’s important that you get to the bottom of your symptoms so that you can find a treatment plan that will help you best manage your symptoms if, in fact, you do have rosacea.

How is rosacea treated?

As we mentioned earlier, this condition is chronic; however, despite not being curable, rosacea symptoms can be managed with certain treatment options. The goal of treatment is to lessen the severity and frequency of your flare-ups.

We will often prescribe medications that can reduce redness and prevent blood vessels from dilating. Medications may be applied topically or orally. Sometimes certain laser therapies are also prescribed in conjunction with medications. These laser treatments can help to reduce the appearance of blood vessels on the face.

Are you experiencing symptoms of rosacea? If so, then let the cosmetic dermatological team at SilkeySkinMD in Kaysville, UT, get your skin back on track. Call us today to schedule a consultation.