Woman with rosacea on her cheeks smiling before speaking with her Phoenix Dermatologist at Saguaro Dermatology

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that can also affect the blood vessels and nerves of the skin. The most common symptoms include redness and flushing on the cheeks and nose, but this may also affect the forehead, ears, and chin. Further development of the condition brings increased pimples, pustules, and inflamed or broken blood vessels.

Occasionally rosacea may change skin texture or even result in thickening of the skin of the nose. Rarely, the inflammation of rosacea may affect the eyes, which needs to be diagnosed and treated promptly by a Phoenix Dermatologist to prevent changes to your vision. Rosacea is characterized by flare-ups that last for weeks or months. It cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled with treatment.

Rosacea requires diagnosis from a medical professional and, frequently, referral to a dermatologist. Avoidance of triggers is the most important first step. The most common triggers include sun exposure, stress, temperature changes, skin-care products that contain irritants and alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, and alcoholic drinks. Rosacea treatment may include topical medicines or oral antibiotics/anti-inflammatory medicines. More intense therapy such as laser treatment should always be performed by a dermatologist.

Like acne and psoriasis, rosacea can cause psychological as well as physical distress. That’s why our team at Saguaro Dermatology promises to provide each patient with a caring, personalized approach, along with expert medical care. Equipped with a customized treatment plan, you will learn how to manage your condition and prevent it from becoming worse. When symptoms reoccur, we are always here to help.

Saguaro Dermatology Reviews

Itaro Elaisa

"I totally recommend this place to anyone who's looking for a dermatologist who's professional, informative, respectful and very helpful. They are quick to solve your problems and get you home. "

Kristin Ulrich-Uhles

"Dr Dathan and the team were very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. Plus, there was no wait time so I was able to get back to work faster than expected. I would highly recommend."

Sally Shepstead

"Very friendly and professional. I had a great experience, Dr. Hamman was very good at answering my questions and concerns. I will certainly come back for another visit."

Kylin Chen

"The office was recently renovated--it is a beautiful, clean, and calm environment. I would highly recommend this practice for anyone who is looking for a general dermatologist."

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About Saguaro Dermatology

Our comprehensive dermatology clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders. Led by Medical Director, Dathan Hamann, MD, FAAD, our passionate team looks forward to serving you with respect and compassion.

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