Rosacea Specialist

Jeanne A. Paz, MD

Jeanne A. Paz, MD

Dermatology located in Webster, TX

Over 16 million Americans suffer from the outward symptoms of rosacea, along with the emotional impact it has on their self-esteem and self-confidence in public. Jeanne Paz, MD, of Nassau Bay Dermatology in Webster, Texas, and her caring team understand what you’re going through and can help clear up the redness of rosacea. If you live in Webster or the surrounding communities, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment, so you can get effective rosacea treatments and improve your self-confidence in social situations.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes blood vessels under your skin to become visible in your cheeks, nose, and sometimes, all over your face. Other common symptoms include:

  • Thickening nose skin (more common in men)
  • Acne-like bumps and pimples on your cheeks and nose
  • Watery, easily irritated eyes

Rosacea is often misunderstood and mistaken for acne. It impacts your outward appearance and may cause emotional or psychological problems if left untreated. Sadly, if you have rosacea, you’re more likely to avoid public activities or social engagements. Some people who suffer from severe symptoms even report missing work to avoid uncomfortable professional situations.

What causes rosacea?

Although the exact cause of rosacea isn’t clear, physicians believe it could be related to your immune system, like with so many other chronic skin conditions. Certain risk factors may make you more susceptible to developing rosacea, including:

  • Being of Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry
  • Suffering from acne
  • Being fair skinned
  • Having a family history of rosacea or severe acne
  • Having blue eyes
  • Being 30-50 years old

It’s also believed that a bug that causes intestinal infections may also contribute to rosacea. Additionally, a mite that lives on everyone’s skin may also contribute to rosacea symptoms.

How do you treat rosacea?

Dr. Jeanne Paz first assesses your condition then prescribes treatments or medication that can reduce redness and soothe your irritated skin. Since there’s no cure for rosacea, the goal of the treatments is to minimize symptoms and reverse its life-disrupting effects. Dr. Paz tailors a treatment plan that works for your type of rosacea and condition.

Treating and managing rosacea symptoms often includes a combination of lifestyle changes and therapies, including:

  • Oral or topical medications
  • Laser therapies
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy
  • Avoiding triggers that make symptoms worse
  • Sunscreen to protect your face from the environment
  • Facials to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Adjusting your skin care routine for less irritation and fewer flare-ups

Dr. Paz and her compassionate team work with you to create an effective treatment plan and get you the support you need to manage both the outward signs as well as the emotional aspect of rosacea.

To learn more, call the office to schedule a consultation, or use the convenient online booking system.