Address the Driving Factors Behind Chronic Redness in Fruitland, Idaho
When it comes to rosacea treatments at Fruitland, Idaho’s CT Derm, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt emphasizes determining the cause instead of merely suppressing the symptoms. As a chronic condition, rosacea has no cure. With that in mind, Dr. Thornfeldt takes an approach that differs from the average dermatologist, seeking to fight inflammation and encourage proper circulation to get patients “99 percent clear and stay clear.”
Dr. Thornfeldt’s treatment strategy is so effective that patients seek him out from around the world. He routinely works with women and men from both U.S. coasts, as well as cities as far away as London, England, and Shanghai, China, who want to address their persistent redness, intermittent flushing, and periodic pimples.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic medical condition that results from blood vessels abnormally sensitive to dilation, plus extra sensitive inflammation cells. It most commonly appears as frequent, uncontrollable flushing and blushing or persistent redness in the central half of the face, most heavily impacting the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. It can also cause small, red or purple bumps and pustules (pimples) to develop, earning it the nickname “adult acne.” Acne has different causes and has blackheads and whiteheads, which rosacea does not.
Other symptoms include bloodshot, gritty, and irritated eyes with excessive tearing, known as ocular rosacea. Stinging, burning, or tenderness in the skin and various amounts of swelling often occur. Rough, scaly, or dry patches of dermatitis may occur when rosacea is combined with seborrheic dermatitis, known as rosacic dermatitis.
Patients who do not receive an effective treatment will find that their symptoms grow progressively worse over time, but flare especially during the winter holiday season and springtime. Blood vessels eventually become more visible, and skin can thicken. In certain patients, especially men, the nose can become bumpy, firm, and enlarged.
What Rosacea Treatments Are Available at CT Derm?
Dr. Thornfeldt has multiple options for dealing with the visible changes and the symptoms of rosacea. His primary focus is determining and dealing with environmental and dietary factors, infections, and sensitivities of cells that drive the disease. Caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, and hot temperature and spicy foods, for example, increase blood flow to the skin and trigger redness. Light and heat from the sun, wind, and rapid changes in temperature and humidity also drive flare ups.
Secondary infections to yeast and parasites also contribute to the severity and duration of the condition. This is why Dr. Thornfeldt investigates for them as a part of every evaluation.
CT Derm patients often enjoy long-term results after rejuvenating their blood vessels and turn off inflammatory cells with rebalancing your immune system. Dr. Thornfeldt usually prescribes oral and topical prescription medications and/or over-the-counter drugs, including certain Epionce products. He also adds supplements and recommends lifestyle changes so you can achieve your healthiest skin and have your best quality of life.
Will Rosacea Treatment Help With Pimples and Other Problems?
Although rosacea can cause bumps and pimples to form, this symptom is different from acne, because rosacea has no blackheads, whiteheads, or cysts. Still, Dr. Thornfeldt may prescribe medications to reduce excess sebum production, oil gland swelling, and enlarged glands and pores.
Before developing any treatment plan to address specific symptoms, Dr. Thornfeldt’s desire to determine the root cause so you can get clear and remain clear drives his thoroughness in examinations, history taking, and ordering laboratory tests. He does not like to have unexpected medical surprises.