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Dr. Mamelak is moving!

In Accordance with §165.5 of the Texas Administrative Code, Dr. Mamelak is informing all patients that he is leaving Sanova Dermatology. His last day in the clinic will be May 10, 2024.

What is Rosacea?

April has been selected by the National Rosacea Society as Rosacea Awareness Month, a time to inform and educate the public on this chronic skin disorder.

Rosacea is a skin condition that mainly appears on the face. It affects an estimated 14 million Americans of all races and ages, though primarily is found in adults between the ages of 30 – 50. Both men and women can have the condition, but men tend to have cases that are more severe than women.

Signs & Symptoms

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, rosacea often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. If you notice one or more of the following issues on your face, contact a dermatologist to find out if you have rosacea.

Types of Rosacea

Since many symptoms characterize the condition, rosacea is divided into four subcategories. People can have more than one subtype.

Causes of Rosacea

Although research into rosacea has made some discoveries that can help people manage the condition, the exact cause of rosacea is unknown. Some possible contributors to rosacea that researchers are looking into are indicated below.

In any case, professionals recommend that persons affected keep a diary of daily activities to become aware of what triggers flare-ups. Triggers are different for each person. Knowing your triggers will help a dermatologist to develop a specific treatment plan. Some common triggers are listed below.

Skin Management for Rosacea

Know Your Triggers

If you have rosacea, you want to get a handle on what causes your skin to flare up. Then modify your behavior based on this knowledge by avoiding or minimizing those scenarios.

Sun Protection

Always protect your skin by wearing a rosacea-friendly sunscreen every day and protective clothing, like a hat.

Skincare Routine

You must also take care to use mild skincare products on your skin. Do not rub or scrub the skin in an abrasive manner. Avoid physical exfoliators and strong astringents, as these can make rosacea flare.


Depending on the type of rosacea you have, the treatment method will vary.

Even though a cure is not yet available for rosacea, with the help of a dermatologist, you can develop a plan to manage it. Knowing your triggers and making some lifestyle changes can go a long way in helping you to control the condition successfully. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact me today to begin on the road to feeling and looking your best.