What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition that results in redness and a flushed appearance. Its appearance can often be mistaken for acne or other skin condition because it can result in small bumps on the nose and cheeks. For some, this can lead to a thickening of the skin, causing the nose to swell and might even affect the eyes. The symptoms of rosacea tend to flare up when triggered. Rosacea treatment in West Bloomfield focuses on avoiding these triggers as well as controlling symptoms when they appear.
How is Rosacea Treated?
Dr. Baird offers a number of different rosacea treatment options in West Bloomfield to help manage bothersome symptoms and prevent them from reoccurring. After examining your skin and discussing your concerns he might recommend one or a combination of the following:
- Medication: Medications to reduce redness and antibiotics to reduce inflammation can help to control rosacea symptoms. Dr. Baird can prescribe the appropriate medication that he believes could help your rosacea symptoms.
- Laser Therapy: A pulsed dye laser can target the blood vessels to minimize their appearance and reduce redness associated with rosacea. Dr. Baird offers pulsed dye laser treatment in West Bloomfield to help manage rosacea.
- Avoiding Triggers: Treatment for rosacea in West Bloomfield might also involve avoiding certain triggers that can cause rosacea symptoms to flare up or worsen. Triggers to be avoided include alcohol, spicy foods, sunlight, wind, certain medication, and exfoliating cosmetics.
What to Expect After Treatment
After rosacea treatment in West Bloomfield, you can expect to have a follow up appointment to check your progress and determine if the treatment is working successfully. Medication can take some time to build up in the system and yield results. A laser therapy treatment should give quick results once swelling and other minimal side effects have diminished. Dr. Baird might decide a second treatment session or different treatment option is needed for optimal improvement of your rosacea symptoms.
If you are in the West Bloomfield, MI area, you can start finding relief from your rosacea by scheduling your consultation for treatment with Dr. Baird.