ROSACEA SPECIALIST NYC
A rosacea specialist in NYC can help improve redness that occurs on the face, chest, back, and other areas of the body. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people each year. Having the constant appearance of redness can make those who suffer from rosacea constantly look flushed. Advanced rosacea not only appears as extreme redness but can begin to cause discomfort such as itching and burning. At Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill, our NYC rosacea specialists can help you manage your rosacea through laser and light-based treatments. Treatment for rosacea will result in a smoother, more consistent skin tone.
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that makes the skin appear red or flushed. It often begins in adulthood but can begin at any stage in life. Rosacea can occur from environmental, emotional, or dietary factors. Rosacea may become more present during increased sun exposure and hotter temperatures. Stress, spicy foods, and physical activities are other factors that can worsen rosacea. In its worst stages, rosacea can form acne-like bumps and irritate the eyes.
|CREATES A FLUSHED OR RED APPEARANCE ON THE SKIN
|TYPICALLY OCCURS IN ADULTS 30 OR OLDER, BUT CAN OCCUR AT ANY AGE
|CAN OCCUR ON THE FACE, ARMS, BACK, CHEST, OR EYES IN EXTREME CASES
|CAN BE DIAGNOSED BY A DERMATOLOGIST
|CAN BE TRIGGERED BY SUN EXPOSURE, HIGH TEMPERATURES, STRESS, ANXIETY, SPICY FOODS, AND EXERCISE
|CAN HAVE IRRITATING SYMPTOMS SUCH AS ITCHING OR BURNING
|WORSE CASES OF ROSACEA WILL HAVE A HARD, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE SIMILAR TO ACNE
|CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER OR LIGHT-BASED TREATMENTS
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ROSACEA?
Our rosacea specialists in NYC are skilled and well-versed in detecting and treating rosacea. This disorder is often mistaken for acne, and the treatments for acne will accentuate the effects of rosacea. When seeking treatment for rosacea, it’s important to choose a rosacea specialist to prevent flare-ups and symptoms from worsening. There are several types of rosacea:
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: Categorized by persistent facial redness, a flushed appearance, and blood vessels visible below the skin.
Papulopustular Rosacea: Has similar symptoms to acne, including bumps, swelling, and pimples.
Phymatous Rosacea: Displays red skin that is thicker and harder than surrounding skin (typically found on the nose).
Ocular Rosacea: Causes the eyes to become puffy, red, and irritated.
WHAT TREATMENTS DO NYC ROSACEA SPECIALISTS OFFER?
Patients with more subtle forms of rosacea often use medication and ointments. For patients that would like to see more dramatic results, laser and light-based treatments can reduce redness and inflammation. Our rosacea specialists offer both Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. While these respective treatments have different methods of treating rosacea, both can help patients find long-term relief. Our NYC dermatologists can discuss which treatment type may be right for you.
PULSED DYE LASER TREATMENT (PDL)
PDL treatment works by sending light energy to blood vessels under the skin. Light energy can break up the blood vessels that cause facial redness. PDL treatment is a safe procedure that will not cause any damage to the skin. As rosacea-causing blood vessels begin to dissipate, symptoms should gradually improve.
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY (IPL)
IPL treatment works similarly to PDL treatment. IPL uses light to disrupt blood vessels under the skin. Your body will absorb the blood vessels that cause rosacea as they begin to shrink in size. IPL can also stimulate collagen production and treat other skin conditions. However, the light energy is not as targeted as PDL treatment.
|PULSED DYE LASER TREATMENT
|PULSES OF LIGHT ARE DIRECTED UNDER THE SKIN
|CREATES FOCUSED LIGHT ENERGY
|MULTIPLE SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE BEST RESULTS
|YIELDS LITTLE-TO-NO DOWNTIME
|INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY
|BEAMS OF LIGHT ARE SENT TOWARD BLOOD VESSELS UNDER THE SKIN
|CREATES SEVERAL WAVELENGTHS IDEAL FOR TREATING MULTIPLE SKIN CONDITIONS
|MULTIPLE TREATMENTS YIELD THE BEST RESULTS
|MINIMAL RECOVERY TIME
HOW MANY LASER ROSACEA TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
It is best to undergo multiple rosacea treatments to achieve optimal results. Most patients typically require anywhere from 2 to 6 sessions, depending on the severity of the rosacea and what procedure is chosen. Our New York dermatologists can help you determine how many treatments are right for you.
AM I AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR ROSACEA TREATMENT?
The best candidates are patients that wish to reduce redness, flushing, or other blemishes from rosacea. The board-certified dermatologists at our practice have years of experience in diagnosing rosacea and helping patients receive the treatment suitable for them.
WILL ANESTHESIA BE USED FOR ROSACEA TREATMENT?
General or local anesthesia is not typically required for rosacea treatment. A topical numbing cream is applied to make sure patients are comfortable during their procedure.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER LASER ROSACEA TREATMENT?
Patients can continue daily activities after laser rosacea treatment. Redness around the treatment area after laser rosacea may occur. This should subside within a few days.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM NYC ROSACEA TREATMENT?
Rosacea treatments will reduce the appearance of redness and flushing. Patients can expect a more consistent and smoother skin tone after using medications or undergoing laser or light-based treatments. Because laser and light-based treatments dissipate the blood vessels that cause rosacea, patients can expect long-term results.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT ROSACEA TREATMENT IN NYC?
The rosacea specialists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss rosacea treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.