Vanguard Dermatology

Dermatologists located throughout New York, NY

In a survey, 75% of the adults who struggle with the facial redness and acne-like breakouts of rosacea say that it has diminished their self-esteem. The team at Vanguard Dermatology has extensive experience treating rosacea, helping their patients keep it in remission and maintain healthy skin. It’s important to get early treatment to prevent rosacea from worsening, so book an appointment online or call one of their seven offices in New York City, Brooklyn, Forest Hills, and Staten Island, New York.

Rosacea Q & A

What Symptoms Might I Develop From Rosacea?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects your face. Although the cause of rosacea is still being studied, the experts believe it’s related to blood vessel problems and likely has a genetic component.

Rosacea often begins as facial redness resembling a blush, then the redness worsens and spreads. You may develop several different symptoms, depending on the type of rosacea, including:

  • Persistent redness
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Acne-like breakouts
  • Thickened, bumpy skin

About half of all rosacea patients develop eye symptoms such as red, irritated eyes, swollen eyelids, or a stye-like bump.

When you have rosacea, you’ll experience periods of remission that cycle with symptom flare-ups lasting weeks to months.

What Triggers a Rosacea Flare-Up?

Although rosacea triggers are different for each patient, there are some factors that frequently aggravate the condition, such as:

  • Sunlight and wind
  • Hot and cold temperatures
  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Emotional stress
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Cosmetics and skin care products
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels

The team at Vanguard Dermatology helps each patient determine their personal triggers.

What is the Treatment for Rosacea?

Treatment for rosacea typically includes several approaches implemented together for optimal results. For starters, after identifying your triggers, your doctor at Vanguard Dermatology works with you to develop a plan to avoid them.

Daily skin care is an essential component of rosacea treatment. It’s important to use gentle products that don’t aggravate your rosacea and a moisturizer that maintains a healthy skin barrier. You should also get in the habit of using a sunscreen.

Over-the-counter products seldom alleviate rosacea symptoms. In fact, they’re known for aggravating flare-ups and irritating your skin. Even over scrubbing your skin may aggravate your rosacea. Your doctor at Vanguard Dermatology can recommend products that work for your skin.

The team at Vanguard Dermatology may prescribe medications to treat redness, acne-like breakouts, and thickening skin. In some cases, they may recommend undergoing laser treatment. Laser therapy effectively diminishes visible blood vessels and redness, while also strengthening your skin and improving the skin barrier.

If you develop facial redness, swelling, or other symptoms of rosacea, call Vanguard Dermatology or book an appointment online.