Symptoms of Rosacea

Dr. Jeanine B. Downie, of image Dermatology ® P.C. offers a full range of both medical and cosmetic dermatological services for residents of Montclair, New Jersey and surrounding communities such as Essex Fells. Rosacea is a common skin condition, which is both medical and cosmetic.

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It is a skin disease with many medical symptoms such as flushing, itching, and even vision problems. However, for many patients the cosmetic effects of rosacea are among the most devastating. Over half of all rosacea sufferers report feeling frustration, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. Although there is technically no cure for this condition, it can be controlled with a combination of dermatology treatments and simple lifestyle changes. Seven out of ten patients report an improvement in their emotional wellbeing following medical rosacea treatment.

If you suspect that you have rosacea, it is best to see a dermatologist, such as Dr. Downie, for an evaluation. Self-diagnosis can be challenging and unreliable, because there are several types of rosacea with different characteristics. It also manifests a little differently in each individual. Many people who are afflicted with rosacea are unaware of the condition, often mistaking it for acne.

The most prevalent symptoms include:

  • Persistent facial redness
  • Flushing or blushing frequently
  • Pimples and bumps (very similar to acne with the absence of blackheads)
  • Facial spider veins

Possible additional symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Thickening of the skin, most common on and around the nose
  • Plaques (red, raised patches of skin)
  • Dryness and rough texture
  • Stinging or burning sensation
  • Eye irritation, eyelid swelling, redness or bloodshot appearance
  • Non-facial symptoms may develop on the neck, scalp, chest, or ears
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Dr. Downie is a highly respected dermatologist who has earned the coveted designation of “Top Doctor” from Castle Connolly, and she has been featured in print and online media, as well as appearing on multiple television programs. Her extensive experience and knowledge encompasses a broad range of skin conditions. If you suspect that you have rosacea, or you are experiencing any kind of skin problem, call image Dermatology ® P.C. at (973) 509-6900 and schedule an appointment.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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