Curcio Dermatology is Nashville’s premier dermatologic surgery and skin rejuvenation center, providing outstanding medical care with professionalism and full attention to patient comfort. We provide the latest medical technology, the newest lasers and devices, and most current treatments in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Green Hills. From skin cancer screenings to modern cosmetic skin treatments, Curcio Dermatology is experienced in both medical and surgical procedures.
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What is Rosacea? – causes and treatment with curcio


Rosacea is a common skin disease affecting more than 14 million Americans. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin.

The physiologic signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Redness or flushing on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face
  • Bumps or pimples on the face
  • Change in size, shape or skin thickness on the nose or chin
  • Red, watery or irritated eyes

Nashville Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea Nashville manMost people who get rosacea are between 30 and 50 years of age, fair-skinned, have blonde hair and blue eye and are from Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry. They are likely to have a family history of rosacea or severe acne and a personal history of severe acne. Women are a bit more likely than men to get rosacea. Women, however, are not as likely as men to get severe rosacea. People of all colors and all ages, including children, get rosacea.

Causes of Rosacea

Scientists are still trying to find out what causes rosacea. Several bacteria (bacillus oleronius and H. pylori), the Demodex mite, and cathelicidin, a protein in the skin, have all been implicated.

Get more information on this condition at the National Rosacea Society

Treatments of Rosacea

Controlling the symptoms of rosacea is a multi-faceted approach:

  • Daily Sunscreen
  • Prescription Topical Medicines
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Office-based Lasers Treatments such as Excel V™ to treat redness and blood vessels
  • Botulinum toxin injected into the skin to treat redness and bumps

Dr. Curcio specializes in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery. With her extensive experience, she can personalize a treatment regimen for you to help you attain the best possible result.

Make an appointment with Dr. Curcio at her Nashville office to determine what Rosacea treatment is best for you.

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