What is rosacea?
Acne rosacea is a chronic skin disorder characterized by redness, flushing, and bumps and pimples affecting the center of the face at the nose and cheeks, although the forehead and chin can also be involved.
What causes rosacea?
Currently the cause of rosacea is unknown; however dermatology research has found a strong hereditary link. They have also uncovered that rosacea onset and flare-ups have personal triggers.
How do we treat rosacea?
Depending on your personal combination of rosacea symptoms, we will recommend different treatments:
- Vbeam laser: We suggest this laser to improve redness associated with flare-ups.
- CoolGlide® laser: This laser is FDA approved to improve surface vein appearance.
- Oral and/or topical antibiotics
- Topical prescription medications
What can I expect?
Rosacea often lasts many years and has no known cure although you may experience flares and remissions throughout life. Since treatment is very personal, we experiment with different medications and therapies to find which clears your skin the best. We will also discuss a personal rosacea skincare plan designed to reduce physical symptoms such as redness, burning or itching:
- Sunscreen and avoiding the sun
- Emollient creams to soothe irritation
- Trigger evaluation and identification
Learning more about your condition:
Have a question about your treatment?
We have a dedicated triage nurse (RN) who answers patient questions during office hours. If you have a problem or question about a procedure or a prescribed medication, please call our office and ask to speak to our nurse. If she is unable to answer your question, she will consult with your practitioner and return your call.