Do you notice yourself in the mirror at the gym, only because of your face? Do you find at happy hour with the girls, after one glass of wine you look like you are back at the gym? If you answer “Yes” to these questions, then you may have rosacea.
Dr. Wright’s Tip
Rosacea is a skin condition affecting 14+ million Americans and although prominent in our baby boomer generations, it has been around for many years. (The picture is of a famous painting from the 18th century that I took a snapshot of in the Louvre – while Tim and I were vacationing in Paris. ) Unfortunately for rosacea, there is no cure and many people do not even know they have it. Rosacea is simply excessive blood circulation in the superficial layers of the skin due to inflammation in the skin. It is often aggravated by heat, spicy foods and alcohol and tends to affect cheeks, nose and eventually chin and forehead areas. It can be more extreme with bumps or pimples in addition to the overall redness and flushing. Some people find it lasts only a few minutes, while others find it affecting them all day every day. For more info go to www.rosacea.org and watch for more info about rosacea in our upcoming blogs. If you want to find out more now, then I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your treatment options and help you achieve the complexion you have always wanted.