The National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the impact of this chronic disorder, estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. Often observed as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go, the earliest signs of rosacea are often overlooked because people assume they are temporary. Without medical treatment the effects of rosacea can become increasingly severe. Common symptoms include blushing and flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples, visible blood vessels, eye irritation, burning or stinging, a dry appearance, plaques, skin thickening and swelling. The great news is that with medical help, Rosacea can be managed very well. CCSD offers many options for patients suffering with uncontrolled redness, including skincare, proprietary prescription medication and laser services. The laser services we recommend are Laser Genesis, a series of 6 treatments without any downtime that helps reduce background redness and evens skin tone, and ExcelV that can treat more noticeable broken capillaries. Don’t suffer in silence – call 312-245-9965 today to see if your friendly CCSD providers have the right solution for you!