The best advice for anyone who thinks that he or she may have rosacea is to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can control the signs and symptoms of rosacea so that rosacea is usually not visible or uncomfortable. Early treatment also may stop rosacea from progressing.
Allowed to progress, rosacea can be more difficult to treat. In the beginning, the only sign of rosacea may be symptoms such as flushing, which may happen when drinking a hot beverage or experiencing a temperature change.
To treat rosacea, a dermatologist first identifies the subtype or subtypes of rosacea that are present on the patient’s skin. This diagnosis is crucial because each subtype has its own unique signs and symptoms, which often require different therapies. If you think you may have rosacea, please contact Big Sky Dermatology for more information or a consultation.