A rosacea is the chronic skin disease, which is manifested by the redness of skin areas, appearance of different rashes on the face. The rosacea is very often accompanied by the eye lesion. The acne rosacea usually appears among women before the onset of menopause.
CAUSES FOR APPEARANCE
The factors, which to a greater or lesser extent contribute to the development of this disease:
- weak immune system;
- stresses, nervous breakdowns;
- vascular hypersensitivity to external stimuli;
- gastrointestinal diseases;
- endocrine disorders;
- demodecosis – disease, caused by the mite Demodex folliculorum;
- presence of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori;
- intensive ultraviolet irradiation;
- alcohol abuse;
- intake of hormonal contraceptives.
The disease is manifested by the following signs:
- Skin redness, which usually affects the central area of face as well as spreads over the chest and back.
- Facial rash – pinkish small tubercles, which turn into pimples and acne.
- Engorgement of vessels, appearance of red vascular network.
- Itching, burning, sensation of skin contraction.
- Eye lesion.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
The patient’s appearance is not enough for establishing a precise and correct diagnosis. The doctors perform thorough examination of cutaneous integuments, in some cases examine the microflora of facial skin and the condition of vessels. As per results of medical tests, the specialist makes diagnosis and draws up a plan of the most effective treatment. To distinguish rosacea from similar skin diseases, the women undergo blood tests.
The treatment of acne rosacea can be local and general. The local therapy implies the application of different ointments and creams, cold packs from yarrow infusion and other medicinal herbs. The treatment course usually takes from several weeks to several months, as the rosacea is the chronic disease, which does not pass quickly. The antibiotics are also frequently used for treatment of rosacea. In more advanced cases, more serious methods of treatment are applied. Such methods, as electrocoagulation, dermabrasion, cryodestruction, special types of lasers and some forms of peeling are successfully applied at late stages of the disease.
The Dermatology Department of Oxford Medical uses combined methods for treatment of this disease, choosing certain medication according to the indications, depending on the form and stage of patient’s disease. In our Dermatology Department, the dermatologists and cosmetologists administer treatment that enables to control the disease as well as to relieve symptoms and restore affected skin areas.
ADVANTAGES OF OXFORD MEDICAL
- highly qualified medical staff;
- providing each patient with all necessary medical services;
- modern and qualitative treatment and diagnostic base;
- opportunity to consult specialists of related professions;
- ensuring maximally precise diagnosis and effective comprehensive treatment of dermatologic problems of the organism;
- affordable prices.