Papulopustular Rosacea Treatment & Clinical Trials in South Florida

woman looking at her face in the mirror after getting rosacea treatment

The appearance of your skin is a representation of your general health and wellness. What seem to be cosmetic concerns, such as persistent or recurrent redness, may really be a medical condition. The good news about this type of situation is that, with the right care, your skin can become much more manageable.

We are proud to be at the forefront of advances in dermatology. From welcoming offices in the Miami area, our team diligently completes a variety of research studies, including clinical trials for rosacea treatments.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects approximately 14 million Americans. It usually develops in middle age and is most often diagnosed in women who have relatively fair skin. Rosacea is a chronic condition for which there is currently no cure.

What causes Rosacea?

It is not known exactly what causes rosacea. Scientific studies have determined that inflammation is involved, but what causes the inflammation to result in redness, broken capillaries, and other facial symptoms is not understood.

While we do not know what causes rosacea to develop, we do have some idea of what can cause symptoms to flare up. Every person may be slightly different when it comes to rosacea triggers. If you have this condition, you will need to take note of the products and environmental factors that stimulate your skin to flush and break out. Some of the common triggers for rosacea flare-ups include sun exposure, alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, and dairy.

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

In some instances, rosacea can resemble an acne breakout. For this reason, the condition is often misdiagnosed as such. Your dermatologist will spend a lot of time with you discussing your symptoms, what makes them better and worse, and also examining your skin for the telltale signs of rosacea. Some of them include:

  • Persistent flushing or an appearance of sunburn.
  • Visible tiny blood vessels on the cheeks, around the eyes, and on the nose.
  • Bumps that look like pimples.
  • An uncomfortable warm sensation on the facial skin.
  • Recurrent or persistent eye irritation such as looking bloodshot or watering excessively.
  • Frequent styes.

How is Rosacea diagnosed?

There is no test that can confirm rosacea. Your dermatologist can make an accurate diagnosis based on the information you provide about your symptoms and the findings of their comprehensive dermatologic examination of your skin.

What Rosacea treatment options are available?

Dermatologists have numerous tools in their treatment toolboxes that can help them treat patients with rosacea. The type of treatment that is right for you will depend on your symptoms, previous diagnosis and treatment, if applicable, and other factors. Keep in mind that rosacea treatments are administered with the intent of reducing flare-ups and persistent symptoms. This condition is not curable but can be managed well with appropriate care and lifestyle choices such as avoiding excessive sun exposure.

Some of the common approaches to rosacea treatment include:

  • Topical medication
  • Oral medication such as antibiotics or acne medication
  • Laser therapy

The treatments that are currently available for rosacea are often effective, but there may be cases for which they are not sufficient to achieve optimal outcomes. Some patients may benefit from participation in a clinical trial for rosacea. The trials that we conduct are carefully overseen by a team of committed physicians and professionals. They involve cutting-edge treatments and pharmaceuticals designed specifically for this condition, so are often suitable for people who do not achieve success with other therapies.

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If you have been unsuccessful in finding the right treatment option for your rosacea sign up for a future clinical trial today. With over 25 years of experience in the execution of dermatological clinical trials, our team is highly trained and committed to ensuring that all clinical guidelines are met and that the rights of every patient are always protected. Call 561-948-3116 or fill out the form on this page to learn more about our clinical trial options.