Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by a heightened tendency to blush or flush more easily compared to others.

Initially, the redness typically affects the nose and cheeks, but over time, it can gradually spread to the forehead, chin, and even extend to areas such as the ears, chest, and back, resulting in persistent redness.

Apart from redness, rosacea manifests through various signs and symptoms, leading to the classification of the condition into four subtypes:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: This subtype involves redness, flushing, and the visibility of blood vessels on the skin.
  2. Papulopustular rosacea: This subtype presents with redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
  3. Phymatous rosacea: In this subtype, the skin thickens and develops a bumpy texture.
  4. Ocular rosacea: This subtype affects the eyes, causing redness, irritation, swelling of the eyelids, and a sty-like appearance.

Over time, individuals with rosacea often experience a persistent redness in the central area of their face, which tends to become a permanent feature.

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34th & West

I’ve been a patient at Central Austin Derm for many many years, and specifically a patient of Shirien for many of those years. I never feel like she is in a rush, even if she is having a busy day. She explains what she is doing, listens to what concerns me, and is warmly professional.

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Anderson Ln.

Friendly welcoming front desk staff. Calming space. I really liked Courtney as she was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend.

- R.A.
34th & West

I’ve been seeing Shirien Coover PA for several years. She puts me at ease, protecting my dignity and privacy during skin checks, and she is very soothing and as gentle as possible if/when she finds anything that requires removal. She also patiently answers my questions and genuinely wants me to understand the medical terminology. I also find their rates to be affordable and reasonable, which is rare and refreshing where health care costs are concerned.

- J.L.