Debra Price MD PA Board Certified Dermatologist

Rosacea | Miami


Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause flushing, red skin, pimples, visible facial blood vessels and an enlarged nose with prominent sebaceous glands. Rosacea occurs most commonly in women between the ages of 30 and 50 but also occurs in men.

While genetic predisposition is the most important etiologic factor, a multitude of external factors can flare rosacea including among others sun exposure, heat, stress, alcohol, caffeinated beverages, spicy foods, cheese and certain skin care products. While there is no cure for rosacea, minimizing exposure to factors that trigger rosacea is helpful. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of rosacea. In addition to medical therapy and a customized skin care program, we offer the latest in office procedures to minimize the manifestations of this distressing condition including:


  • Avoid foods that flare your condition, especially spicy foods, citrus fruits & cheese
  • Minimize alcohol consumption, especially red wine, beer and champagne
  • Choose warm over very hot beverages
  • Avoid skin care products containing alcohol, menthol, witch hazel or fragrance
  • Avoid abrasive cleansers and scrubs
  • Avoid astringents and exfoliants
  • Avoid washcloths and loofahs
  • Use lukewarm rather than hot or cold water when cleansing
  • Blot rather than rub your face dry with a soft towel after cleansing
  • Wait five minutes after cleansing before applying medication or skin care products
  • Use your fingers rather than a sponge to apply makeup
  • Minimize sun exposure and use a physical sunblock daily
  • Minimize outdoor exposure on very hot or humid days
  • Shower as soon as possible after exercise
  • Rinse your face with cool water following strenuous exercise
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas and steam baths
  • Use an electric razor for shaving
  • Practice meditation , breathing relaxation and/or tai chi