ROSACEA SPECIALIST NYC
Our rosacea specialists in NYC help patients treat and control the symptoms of rosacea. Rosacea is a long-term, chronic, but treatable skin condition. At best, it’s a flush color in the center of your face. But, this flush of red can spread outside the central facial area onto the ears, forehead, chin, chest, and back. The texture of more advanced rosacea can also cause the skin to swell, resulting in raised pimples which resemble acne, dilated blood vessels, and irritated, red eyes and eyelids. Rosacea is treatable with the help of your dermatologist. If you want to get serious about your rosacea care, schedule an appointment with our rosacea specialists.
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a common, benign, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults. This condition is often mistaken for acne and most often appears on the face. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition or disease that results in redness, pimples, swelling, and small, dilated blood vessels on the face, nose, cheeks, chin, forehead, and eyes. Rosacea is most common in Caucasian people.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA?
You’ll see redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Occasionally, the redness can appear on your neck, head, ears, or chest. In some cases, the nose is not only red, but is also swollen and enlarged. Sometimes the redness is combined with small, red, pus-filled bumps. The redness and bumps can be present for weeks or months at a time, temporarily subside, and then flare up again.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF ROSACEA?
The cause of rosacea is unknown. It is believed to be genetic. Factors that may potentially worsen the condition include: extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), spicy foods, foods high in histamines, alcohol, caffeine, excessive exercise, sunlight, menopause, and stress. There is a long list of medical and topical creams that have been shown to trigger rosacea, including steroid creams, acne treatments, (especially those containing benzoyl peroxide), and anti-wrinkle creams.
HOW DO YOU DIAGNOSE ROSACEA?
Without an examination by a rosacea specialist, many people misdiagnose and mistreat their rosacea. This disorder is often mistaken for acne and the treatments for acne will often accentuate the effects of rosacea. Because there is no test for this condition, it requires the eye of a trained professional. There are four different types of rosacea: erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, phymatous rosacea, and ocular rosacea. Patients may have more than one type simultaneously.
HOW DOES YOUR ROSACEA SPECIALIST IN NYC TREAT ROSACEA?
While there is no cure, there are rosacea treatments to improve symptoms. The rosacea specialists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill have various topical and oral medications and several antibiotics which we utilize to treat rosacea. The particular treatment option depends on which subtype of rosacea the patient has and the severity of the condition. The treatments available can help relieve facial redness, inflammation, pimples, itching, and burning. Some medications can reduce flare ups, while others are designed for long-term control of symptoms. Some patients have a long-lasting remission and others require continued dermatologic care.*
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT ROSACEA TREATMENT IN NYC?
Everyone’s skin is different. Talk to one of our rosacea specialists in NYC to discuss all of your rosacea treatment options. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can examine your skin and discuss your solutions. Give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.