Do you suffer from red face?
Are bumps and acne like lesions on your face bothering you?
Do you feel you have adult onset acne?
Your skin condition flares up at certain times?
Were you diagnosed with possible rosacea or acne?
Does prolonged sun exposure make your skin condition worse?
Does consumption of alcohol or hot beverages make your skin worse?
Good news, we can help!
We do understand that you can be hurt physically or emotionally by your persistent face condition.
Call us (949) 551-1113 to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa for an accurate diagnosis and the best, appropriate treatment of your skin condition or ask question. We will start a treatment plan that is tailored for your specific needs and lifestyle.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin inflammation that can attack the face and eyes. It usually occurs after age 30. The symptoms of this annoying and possibly painful skin disease usually starts as face redness, swelling and tenderness of the affected area. t Infected acne-like tender bumps is a part of this disease. Rosacea can be persistent for years and has episodes of increased symptoms followed by dormant periods of little to no symptoms. Episodes vary in length from patient to patient.
Ocular rosacea is a commonly misdiagnosed disease. Cases range from mild to severe with symptoms including soreness, the sensation of a foreign body present in the eye, burning, and watering eyes. Ocular rosacea occurs in 58% of patients who have skin symptoms of Rosacea.
Since symptoms are often misdiagnosed it is best to be evaluated by a physician to establish the proper treatment plan. Treatment can be as simple as artificial tears, proper eyelid hygiene to as complex as topical lid medication and oral antibiotics.
Treatment options for Rosacea
Oral antibiotics can be used to cure or control rosacea. As you know there are many different type of antibiotics on the market. The key for an appreciative response to the treatment is to choose the correct antibiotic tailored to your type and severity of you rosacea. Other important factors that make a difference in the success of the treatment is the proper dosage and duration of the antibiotic given to you. Depending on your individual case we might give you topical, oral or combination of antibiotics to achieve the best result in shortest possible time period. During treatment and once symptoms have resolved it is also imperative for patients to regularly use sunscreen, as sun exposure aggravates symptoms.
If you are interested to know more about the above topic or if you desire to be informed about our other services, please do not hesitate to ask question or call us (949) 551-1113 to make an appointment for a medical visit or a complimentary consultation for cosmetic procedures.