The best treatments for rosacea near Silver Spring consider climate changes
Throughout the years, we have learned more about chronic skin conditions such as rosacea. We are still searching for reasons why some people develop this disease, and we may not have a full cure. What we do have are various ways to manage rosacea so the skin looks and feels its best. We also know that there are certain factors that seem to trigger skin irritation. When we tailor treatment plans for individual patients, we also discuss their susceptibility to triggers. Our team has been providing outstanding care for years and we are committed to planning the best treatments for the management of each case of rosacea. If you live in the Silver Spring area or near our Frederick or Rockville offices, we are happy to consult with you about how to best treat rosacea and discuss how climate changes may affect your skin.
One of the triggers often associated with rosacea is heat. While there is benefit to protecting rosacea-prone skin from high temperatures and strong sunlight, there is also evidence that the progression from hot weather to cold has an impact on the skin.
In one study by the National Rosacea Society, about 1,200 participants were surveyed regarding their rosacea experience. In 85 percent of responses, seasonal weather changes were noted as a trigger for rosacea flare-ups. Equally, 46 percent of respondents noted a worsening of rosacea symptoms due to either hot or cold weather, and 35 percent overall stated that cold weather would cause symptoms to become worse.
Handling weather changes with lifestyle habits
Most peoples’ skin will respond adversely to the biting cold. The effects of temperature changes are compounded in the person with rosacea. The application of moisturizer tailored to your skin’s needs in the winter months is as important as the avoidance of sun exposure in the summer. Moisturizer is essential to keep skin from becoming dry and irritated.
In addition to modifying your lifestyle to handle potential triggers, there is hope for rosacea management with specific medical therapies such as IPL or laser treatment. According to the National Rosacea Society, approximately 90 percent of cases treated with a combination of therapeutic and lifestyle remedies show an improvement in symptoms.
There is no need to attempt to control rosacea on your own. The team at Washington Dermatology Center has solutions to pamper and nourish your skin. Contact us in Rockville or Frederick for your consultation.
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