- Do you suffer from a red face?
- Are bumps and acne-like lesions on your face bothering you?
- Do you feel like you have adult-onset acne?
- Does your skin condition flare up at certain times?
- Were you previously diagnosed with possible rosacea or acne?
- Does prolonged sun exposure make your skin condition worse?
- Does the 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 to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa for an accurate diagnosis and the best, appropriate treatment of your skin condition or Ask questions We will start a treatment plan that is tailored to 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 the age of 30. The symptoms of this annoying and potentially painful skin disease usually start as facial redness, swelling, and tenderness of the affected area. Infected acne-like tender bumps are a part of this disease. Rosacea can be persistent for years with episodes of increased symptoms followed by dormant periods of little to no symptoms. Episodes may vary in length from patient to patient.
Ocular rosacea is a commonly misdiagnosed disease. Cases range from mild to severe with symptoms of 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 and proper eyelid hygiene or 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 types of antibiotics on the market. The key to an effective response to the treatment is to choose the correct antibiotic tailored to the type and severity of your rosacea. Other important factors that make a treatment successful are the proper dosage and duration of the antibiotic. Depending on your individual case, we may give you topical, oral, or a combination of both types of antibiotics to achieve the best results in the shortest possible time. During and after treatment (once symptoms have resolved), it is also imperative for patients to regularly use sunscreen, as sun exposure can aggravate symptoms.
Other classes of medications for rosacea
Although antibiotics are usually the first line of treatment for Rosacea, this treatment may sometimes be unsuccessful for patients. For these patients, they may benefit from a different class of medication.
Lasers for Rosacea
There are many different types of lasers on the market that may be a treatment option for rosacea. Laser treatment can help control the infection and redness. In the office, we will be able to determine if you may better benefit from laser treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about the topic or about, please do not hesitate to Call us to make an appointment for a medical visit or Ask questions about cosmetic procedures, such as scar correction or laser treatment. Learn what skin conditions and concerns are included in our Complimentary Consultation.*