ROSACEA

Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans.

 

 

 

 

Because of its red-faced, acne-like effects on personal appearance, rosacea can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if left untreated.  Fortunately, dermatological intervention can typically control the symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder. Prescription creams and medications can lessen symptoms and improve the appearance of the skin. Office based laser treatments such as  V-Beam Perfecta® can reduce redness and improve the appearance of blood vessels associated with this condition. Multiple treatments are required, which require little or no recovery time.

Physiological 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

  • Watery or irritated eyes

  • Change in the size or shape of the nose and/or chin