ROSACEA AWARENESS MONTH

Do you suffer from unexplained facial redness, pimple-like bumps or dry, flaky skin? Millions of people are suffering from Rosacea without knowing it because their symptoms are often diagnosed as acne, eczema or a rash. As board certified dermatologists, Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb can correctly diagnose Rosacea and help patients understand the common triggers that cause flare-ups as well as ways to treat this common skin condition. Without treatment or with incorrect care, Rosacea can worsen and leave scarring.

Some common triggers of Rosacea:

  • Certain foods including spicy food, cheese, chocolate, beans, citrus fruits and sweets
  • Beverages including alcohol, hot chocolate, coffee and tea
  • Emotional changes including additional stress and anxiety
  • Physical exertion including exercising and lifting
  • Temperature changes including hot baths and saunas
  • Weather-related changes including cold, sun, winds, and humidity
  • Medications including vasodilators and topical steroids such as hydrocortisone
  • Certain skin care product ingredients including witch hazel, alcohol, and acetone

The Lupo Center offers a variety of treatments for Rosacea:

  • Laser treatments
  • Topical therapies with medicated creams and gels
  • Retinoid therapies
  • Oral antibiotic pills
  • Use of gentle cleansers and moisturizers on the skin

Dr. Lupo was interviewed by New Orleans Fox News to help bring awareness to Rosacea.

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