More than 16 million Americans have rosacea, and many may not know it.
There are some common misconceptions about rosacea.
Here are a few myths and facts regarding this common condition.
MYTH: Rosacea is a form of acne.
FACT: While incorrectly referred to as “adult acne,” rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition unrelated to acne. The bumps and pimples can resemble acne, however. A skilled dermatologist can help you determine the difference.
MYTH: Caffeine and coffee trigger rosacea flares.
Fact: Any hot beverage, not caffeine, can cause a flare.
MYTH: Excessive drinking causes rosacea.
Fact: Alcohol does not CAUSE someone to develop rosacea, but it can trigger a flare in someone who has it.
MYTH: Rosacea is associated with poor hygiene.
Fact: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition not related to hygiene. A healthy skincare routine can, however, be a key part of rosacea treatment.
Contact us for more information about rosacea or to be evaluated for possible rosacea and a customized treatment plan.
Same-day appointments are available with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Wilkerson, and a virtual visit is the perfect way to get help from the comfort and safety of your own home with the technology available at your fingertips. Contact Fort Lauderdale Dermatology today!