Effective rosacea treatment is a team effort between you and your doctor
Rosacea is a common dermatological disorder, affecting an estimated 16 million Americans. It can cause frequent flushing, persistent facial redness, visible veins, bumps, thickening skin, and sometimes even eye problems. Although we do not yet have a “once and done” cure for rosacea, it can be controlled effectively.
Customizing treatment for complex problems
The symptoms, triggers, and severity of rosacea vary considerably from one person to the next. What works well for someone else may not work at all for you. Therefore, the first step in taking control of the condition is seeing a qualified dermatologist. Dr. Jeanine Downie of image Dermatology ® P.C. has extensive experience successfully treating rosacea. She will work with you to develop a customized program, combining medical treatment and trigger avoidance. The key to success is cooperation between you and your dermatologist.
Rosacea typically has highly active periods, known as flares, when symptoms accelerate. Between flares, some or all of your symptoms may disappear. Because the effects of rosacea come and go, it is important to tell your doctor about any symptoms that are not visible at the time of your appointment. If your rosacea is active at the time of your initial visit, the first step will be to bring it under control.
This may be accomplished with oral or topical medications, our new Excel V laser which is excellent for rosacea patients and/or gentle chemical peels. You will also be counseled about identifying and avoiding triggers, as well as developing a healthy skin care regimen.
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Long-term solutions to help you love your skin every day
This is not a simple condition, and there is no single solution. Lasers and other light therapy are often used to correct facial redness, eliminate visible vessels, and improve skin quality. However, these are effects, and they will happen again if we don’t address the cause. Active flares can be treated. Even better, they can usually be avoided.
Every rosacea patient has a unique set of triggers. These are specific situations, which cause or aggravate flares. Extreme temperatures, alcoholic beverages, vigorous exercise, and sun exposure are among the most common, but virtually anything can be a trigger. We will work with you to identify yours, and find ways to eliminate or lessen your exposure, reducing the chances of future flares.
Let the professionals at image Dermatology ® P.C. help you take control of your rosacea, and take your life back. Our practice is conveniently located in Montclair, serving residents of Essex Fells, Glen Ridge, and other communities across New Jersey. Just call (973) 509-6900 to schedule an appointment.