Get your Acne Rosacea in New York City Treated by World Renowned Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD
Acne Rosacea is a facial condition usually composed of prominent redness and sometimes pimples and pustules as well. It tends to occur in the central part of the face and around the nose, cheeks, chin and/or forehead. Contact us for an appointment for a consultation to find out more about acne rosacea treatment and discuss your skin concerns with dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman at her New York City practice. She is a dermatology specialist in acne rosacea and has treated patients, many of them men and women of all ages, for over 25 years. She stays up to date on all the latest research and studies. For example, there is a new article from South Korea that found patients with acne rosacea have elevated numbers of Demodex mites on their facial skin. Another study has shown that depression and anxiety may be seen with acne rosacea and may be caused by the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and not just from the appearance of the rosacea alone. Dr. Jaliman has extensive experience with patients with all the types and subtypes of rosacea. She is able to treat acne rosacea no matter which type.
Who gets acne rosacea?
This is a condition that affects millions of Americans. It actually affects 5 percent of the general population. Many don’t even know they have it. People come to my office with a red face and they’re very distressed by it. Some try covering it with makeup and often times they can’t even cover it. Imagine how bad it is for men who have acne rosacea if they’re not wearing makeup. It is an inflammatory condition that affects people’s self-esteem and, for many people, not only do they have redness but they have breakouts, causing them to avoid social situations. The onset usually occurs in adults anywhere after the age of 30. There is an age range from 30 to 50 when it is most likely to be diagnosed. It can occur in anyone, but a person with fair skin is more at risk. Also, if there are cases of acne rosacea in your family, then you are more likely to develop it, as it can run in families. If you have a history of smoking, that also puts you at higher risk.
What are acne rosacea symptoms?
- Acne Rosacea causes redness of the central face (nose, cheeks, chin, forehead).
- Visible blood vessels (capillaries or telangiectasias)
- Pimples (not comedones)
- Redness of the eyes and eye irritation (ocular rosacea)
- Facial swelling
- Burning/stinging sensation (skin may feel warmer to the touch)
- Dry skin
- Enlargement of the nose (rhinophyma, more common in men)
This diagnosis can be difficult to make and can be confused with other skin conditions including acne, contact dermatitis, eczema, lupus, seborrheic dermatitis and perioral dermatitis. It is very important for the dermatologists treating this condition to be very familiar with it and to have expertise in diagnosis and therapies in order to give guidance and advice and get you the best results. Dr Jaliman will examine your skin carefully and ask you about any specific symptom that you may experience. It may even be necessary to see an eye doctor if you have any symptoms relating to your vision. This is one of those inflammatory diseases that can cause problems in more than one area of the body. That is why it is often important for doctors to coordinate care and work as a team to treat this successfully. The complete health of the patient must be taken into effect with the development of a comprehensive treatment plan taking into consideration all of the categories of the patient's life. (diet, product use, exercise, lifestyle)
Is there a cure for acne rosacea?
Acne rosacea cannot be cured. It will require an individually designed treatment plan. Everyone is different and everyone requires an individualized approach. You can't go on Instagram or Youtube and follow some generic advice. The treatment may include prescription topical treatment, oral treatment or a combination of both. It will also require a rosacea skin care regimen individually designed for you, as well as a rosacea diet explaining the foods that may trigger your rosacea. The doctor will also go over other things that may be responsible for your flare-ups, such as stress, steam, sauna, sun and spicy food. Some medications, like topical steroids or blood pressure medication for example, can have side effects and make rosacea worse. Some OTC items that you use may aggravate your condition and may need to be replaced with something else.
What are treatment options for acne rosacea?
Dr. Jaliman designs the best rosacea skincare regimen for you because there are many different treatments depending upon the severity of the rosacea. Low-dose time-released antibiotics can be taken by mouth. There are also a variety of topical treatments that have many benefits and are very effective. They may contain the following ingredients: metronidazole, niacinamide, and azelaic acid. These are specially formulated in non-irritating creams or serums that are available in our office and are used as part of the rosacea therapy. Each regimen is uniquely designed for your skin, depending upon the severity of your skin condition. Every step of the regime is important, even the cleanser.The doctor has developed a unique fragrance-free skin cleanser especially for acne rosacea, that hydrates the skin yet doesn't block the pores and is anti-inflammatory. She also developed an aloe based moisturizer that is anti-inflammatory and light weight. Each step is discussed in detail. People with rosacea have very delicate, sensitive, reactive skin and she helps choose the best rosacea treatment, whether they are prescription, or over-the-counter products for rosacea. She will help you navigate the products available on the market and go over the details you should look for in an over-the-counter cream or anti-aging drops. She will help you avoid chemicals that could potentially irritate or exacerbate your skin disease. She will work with you in the management and support you through this process of managing this most complex skin condition. She is available to answer anything that concerns you and all of your questions and supply you with all the information you require. She has fully trained staff to assist her with her patients during the office visit.
Is There a Rosacea Laser Treatment?
The redness can also be effectively treated with rosacea laser treatments.There is no surgery involved and these are quick, easy in-office services we provide. There are three lasers that we use in our office for rosacea treatments. The main laser is the Genesis laser, a 1064 YAG laser which calms down the redness and improves the facial lesions. This usually requires a number of treatments. A series of 4 to 6 treatments are performed two weeks to four weeks apart. The treatment addresses the signs of rosacea as it shrinks pores, reduces inflammation and helps to decrease the redness in the skin. It has no downtime and no discomfort or pain. It uses a low level of laser energy, so it is gentle on the skin. It is such an effective laser that we use it for redness on other locations on the body, like the neck, chest, back and even the legs. Another added benefit of this laser is that it stimulates collagen production, so we find that it gives the skin a glow and even diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. It's one of our lasers that always gets the best reviews.
Another laser that we use for acne rosacea is the Limelight laser, which is an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which helps to even your skin color. The limelight helps to remove a combination of brown pigment and redness. The brown pigment and redness may darken temporarily following this procedure. This typically resolves within one week as the skin sheds the top layers of sun damage. Tinted sunscreen or make-up can be worn to disguise the appearance of the skin during this period.
It is important that there is no recent sun exposure or use of self-tanner for two weeks prior to the treatment.The skin cannot be tanned or artificially darkened as this will affect the laser treatment. Application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or above is recommended for the areas treated, following laser therapy. We always recommend sunscreen with a high concentration of zinc oxide (zinc oxide with a concentration of at least 10%). We find that physical sunscreens are very effective and less likely to aggravate sensitive rosacea-prone skin. Sometimes the chemicals in sunscreen can inflame the already red rosacea sensitive skin. We are experts at finding a suitable sunscreen that you can tolerate and it is essential that you wear sunscreen on a regular basis. There is a lot of research to suggest that UV light plays an essential role in rosacea. It causes inflammation, breaks blood vessels which contribute to the redness that we see and some scientists suggest it may even initiate the process.
There is a third laser that can be used if you have broken individual blood vessels causing the redness in your skin. This is called the CoolGlide laser. A series of one to three treatments may be needed. They should be scheduled four weeks apart. Sometimes patients call a day or two after the treatment thinking that the treatment didn't work, but it is important to note that it takes a full four weeks with this laser to see the results. Only then can we decide if we need to do another treatment or not.
Red and blue lights may also be used to minimize inflammation. These treatments take 30 minutes and usually require 6 treatments in total. We do not currently use the vbeam laser or the pulse dye laser. We do not recommend these laser procedures during pregnancy. Insurance does not cover laser treatments for acne rosacea.
What foods cause acne rosacea to flare-up?
- Spicy foods (chili peppers, jalapenos, hot sauce,tabasco)
- Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, etc.)
- Soy sauce
- Tomatoes and products containing them
- Caffeine ( beverages coffee, tea, cola drinks)
- Hot drinks (wait for the drink to cool down)
- Alcohol (especially red wine and beer) drink white wine
What are other triggers and factors affecting acne rosacea ?
- Temperature: saunas, steam, hot baths (take cooler showers)
- Weather: sun, heat, strong wind, cold (wear silk scarf, not wool to protect face)
- Emotions: anger, rage, embarrassment, anxiety (meditation can help)
- Activity: exercise, chronic cough, straining
- Drugs: niacin (Vitamin B3) nitroglycerin,some blood pressure medication, topicals (especially corticosteroids, retinoids, alcohol, acetones)
- Menopause (changes in hormone levels)
- Moisturizers (unless they are oil-free and non-comedogenic)
- Ultraviolet light, sun lamps (apply sunscreen daily, wear a hat)
- Household cleansers (ammonia)
- Hair spray
- Acids (glycolic and lactic)
- Sodium laurel sulfate (in shampoo and foaming face cleansers)
- Heavy oils (can clog pores)
- Essential oils (contain fragrance)
- Makeup (containing heavy oils, look for non-comedogenic products)
- products containing alcohol
Test new products for a few days on your arm before putting them on your face. Don't use exfoliating scrubs or loofahs or harsh sponges. Don't wash your face with your hands as there is bacteria under the fingernails. Use a cotton round or a baby washcloth. Treat the surface of your skin gently. Don't rub your skin to dry it. Pat it dry gently with a towel. Use a mild cleanser to wash with or micellar water. Make certain to clean your skin every night to remove the free radicals and pollutants from the environment before going to bed.It may be advisable to use a gentle product containing antioxidants to guard against free radical damage.
Is there a new treatment for acne rosacea?
There is a new FDA approved prescription treatment for acne rosacea. It is a topical foam containing 1.5% minocycline, an antibiotic. It is called Zilxi. My patients have found it very effective as it helps reduce the redness and decrease the bumps and blemishes.
Are there other prescription treatments for acne rosacea?
Soolantra prescription cream contains the ingredient Ivermectin at a 1% concentration. It is a safe and effective topical treatment which minimizes redness. We also use Oracea, a low dose oral antibiotic which treats inflammation. It is 40 mgs of doxycycline specifically formulated for rosacea. Minocyline, another antibiotic taken by mouth, is also effective.
There are other topical prescription medications that can be used to constrict the dilated blood vessels. One is called brimonidine (Mirvaso) and the other is called oxymetazoline (Rhofade). You see the results 12 hours after applying.The results are temporary. The properties that make these medications work are that they are vasoconstictors, so they temporarily decrease the size of the vessels in the skin. Some patients who do not want to undergo laser treatment, (often because of price) are content with this option.
There is a topical prescription metronidazole which comes in a cream (Metrocream) as well as a gel (Metrogel) and a lotion (Metrolotion) formulation. This is a topical antibiotic. There is also topical prescription azeleic acid which decreases the inflammation in the skin and the bacterial count.It comes in a cream form. Azelex cream by prescription contains 20% azeleic acid. It also comes in a prescription foam or a gel with a 15% concentration. These are Finacea foam or gel.
I think the most frustrating part of the treatment for patients with acne rosacea is that it takes time to see results and it does take a commitment. Patients that follow the skincare regimen and our other suggestions are very pleased with their results. We are with them every step of the way finding skin care products for their specific needs, including makeup to cover the rosacea before it is totally eradicated. Eventually, when they see the beauty of their skin without the bumps, pimples and redness, they are convinced it was a worthwhile journey. We spend a good amount of time educating our patients so they know all the ways to deal with rosacea flares in the future, as this is a chronic condition.
What is Rosacea?
One of the most prevalent long-term skin conditions throughout the US is rosacea. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 3 million new instances of rosacea are diagnosed each year, affecting over 14 million people in the United States. Rosacea can cause a variety of signs and symptoms, such as redness on the face, lesions that resemble pimples, visible blood vessels, flushing, irritation of the eyes, dryness, and a stinging or burning feeling. Rosacea primarily affects the forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose on the face, but it can also affect the neck, chest, and back.
Although rosacea is a skin disorder that can affect anyone, people with a fair complexion who are between the ages of 30 and 50 are most typically affected. Males typically experience more severe symptoms of rosacea, even though women are more prone than males to developing it. Rosacea can be confused with skin disorders like contact dermatitis, lupus, eczema, and psoriasis. A precise diagnosis is crucial to ensure that your treatment plan includes the appropriate topical medications, oral antibiotics, and laser treatments.
Accurately identifying rosacea is crucial. Many rosacea cases were initially misdiagnosed as skin disorders, including psoriasis, eczema, or allergic contact dermatitis, because they appear with similar symptoms. A qualified medical practitioner, like Dr. Jaliman in NYC, must make the diagnosis to treat this skin issue appropriately. Dr. Jaliman may perform a physical examination to evaluate the state of your skin, go over your medical history in detail, look at any environmental triggers, and recommend the best course of action for you.
Types of Acne Rosacea
Due to the complexity of rosacea, the condition has been subdivided into subtypes identified by how the skin looks. This division aids in the classification of rosacea. Patients may, however, have symptoms from several different subtypes at the same time.
This type is characterized by persistent facial redness and visible blood vessels (telangiectasia). It may cause a flushed or sunburned appearance and is often accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation.
Like traditional acne, this type of rosacea results in red, inflamed papules (small red bumps) and pustules (pimples filled with pus) on the central face. It may be mistaken for acne vulgaris.
This subtype leads to skin thickening and enlargement of the nose (rhinophyma) and other facial areas like the chin, forehead, and ears. This thickening is often accompanied by visible blood vessels and can cause the nose to become bulbous in severe cases.
Ocular rosacea primarily affects the eyes. It can cause eye dryness, redness, itching, and even vision problems. Ocular symptoms may occur alongside other types of rosacea or on their own.
Common Signs Of Acne Rosacea
Acne rosacea, often called rosacea, is a skin condition that can cause various signs and symptoms. While it's essential to consult a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, here are some common signs of rosacea:
- Facial Redness: One of the hallmark signs of rosacea is persistent redness in the central part of the face, particularly the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. This redness can be mistaken for a flush or sunburn.
- Pimple-Like Bumps: Acne-like bumps, also known as papules and pustules, often develop. These are not true acne pimples but can be similar in appearance. They can be sensitive and sometimes filled with pus.
- Burning or Stinging Sensation: Many people with rosacea report a burning or stinging sensation in their affected areas, which can be uncomfortable.
- Eye Irritation: Ocular rosacea is a subtype of rosacea that affects the eyes. Symptoms may include redness, dryness, itching, and a gritty eye feeling. In severe cases, it can even lead to vision problems.
- Thickened Skin: Over time, some individuals with rosacea may develop thickened skin, particularly around the nose. It is known as rhinophyma and is more common in men.
- Flushing: Rosacea can cause episodes of facial flushing, which various factors like spicy foods, alcohol, hot beverages, and stress can trigger.
- Swelling: Some individuals may experience facial swelling, particularly around the eyes, making the face feel puffy.
It's important to remember that rosacea varies from person to person, and not everyone with rosacea will experience all of these symptoms. If you suspect you have rosacea or are experiencing any of these signs, it's essential to consult with a dermatologist in New York City.
Can rosacea be cured?
Rosacea is a skin condition that needs appropriate management but does not go away. The symptoms of rosacea, a chronic skin disorder, can come and go. Caffeine, alcohol, sun exposure, extremes in temperature, spicy meals, wind exposure, intense exercise, and stress are major causes of flare-ups for rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that needs to be monitored and treated by a skilled dermatologist. With over 25 years of experience, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jaliman has treated and diagnosed rosacea. She deals with those who are just starting to experience rosacea symptoms and those who have had flare-ups for years. She can create a long-lasting treatment plan that perfectly suits your needs immediately.
Can rosacea bumps be popped?
No, breakouts that resemble pimples are among the signs of rosacea symptoms. Let's say you have rosacea and experience red papules or pustules. If so, you must avoid popping the bumps as this may exacerbate the damaged area, increase inflammation, and leave permanent scars. When skin inflammation permanently harms the underlying tissue, a scar forms, and it is frequently more difficult to cure than the original lesion. Make an appointment with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jaliman in New York City to avoid taking a chance at irreversible harm. To create a customized rosacea treatment plan involving topical medications, oral antibiotics, laser treatments, and customized skincare products suited to your specific needs, Dr. Jaliman will gather a comprehensive medical history and physically evaluate your skin condition.
Why does rosacea occur? Is rosacea genetic?
It is still unknown what causes rosacea most often. Nonetheless, rosacea is a skin condition that tends to occur in families and seems to have a hereditary or genetic basis. The possibility of developing rosacea is higher in people with a family member with a skin ailment. Fitzpatrick skin types I or II, associated with fair skin, are more prone than other skin types to develop rosacea. Though men are prone to experience severe symptoms, women are more inclined than men to get rosacea. Rosacea is a complicated skin condition impacted by environmental and genetic factors. The immune system, an H. pylori infection, and an overabundance of naturally occurring mites on the skin are a few more factors that could lead to the development of rosacea.
How is rosacea diagnosed?
A dermatologist will diagnose rosacea based on a review of your medical history and a physical examination of the skin condition. There is no specific test for rosacea. Dr. Jaliman will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan if you are given a rosacea diagnosis, which will help you control your symptoms and prevent flare-ups. To rule off other skin conditions, such as acne vulgaris, psoriasis, eczema dermatitis, and lupus, that could be mistaken for rosacea, certain tests might be prescribed.
How Can I Treat My Rosacea?
Control and management of rosacea can be achieved using medical therapy and appropriate treatment options. Rosacea frequently gets worse if left untreated. We tailor our remedies to each patient because different people may have different rosacea signs and symptoms.
Various in-office procedures, such as chemical peels, LED therapy, laser treatment for rosacea, and topical therapies, such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory gels, can be used to treat rosacea. Dr. Jaliman rejuvenates the skin and lessens general redness with laser therapy.
Since every person's experience with rosacea is unique, we create individualized treatment programs to help you achieve optimal results. Treatment for acne rosacea differs from that of ocular rosacea, for instance. Natural treatments for rosacea may be the most effective for certain people.
Our patients have shown excellent results, frequently resolving their specific conditions by combining several therapies. Our team of professionals can advise you on the best course of action to treat any rosacea you may now have and to avoid future flare-ups.
How Many Laser Rosacea Treatments Will Be Needed?
Typically, several laser rosacea treatments are necessary to get the best results. Depending on the details of your operation, you might need two to six sessions. During your in-office appointment, our dermatologists in NYC at Debra Jaliman MD can go over the specifics of your rosacea therapy in more detail.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Laser Treatment of Rosacea?
Individuals who wish to lessen facial redness and imperfections are candidates for rosacea treatment. Both intense pulsed light therapy and pulsed dye laser treatment may be appropriate for you, depending on the severity of your rosacea and subtype. During the consultation at our NYC clinic, our experts at Debra Jaliman MD may advise if laser rosacea therapy is best for you.
Is Anesthesia Needed?
Typically, laser therapy for rosacea treatment doesn't require anesthesia for the patient. Applying a topical numbing cream may help reduce discomfort.
What Can I Expect After Rosacea Laser Treatment?
Following laser rosacea treatment, little to no recovery time is required. Most patients are capable of quickly getting back to their regular activities. After the procedure, you can feel a little sensitive or red for a few days. In the weeks following treatment, patients are advised to apply sunscreen, moisturize often, and avoid sun exposure.
What Kind Of Results Should I Expect From A Rosacea Treatment?
Laser therapy can minimize facial redness, improve the appearance of cleaner skin, and lessen the appearance of rosacea. Both pulsed dye laser therapy and intense pulsed light therapy can produce lasting results.
Here are some frequently asked questions.
You can search for a dermatologist in New York City specializing in acne rosacea by checking with your insurance provider, asking for recommendations from your primary care physician, or using online directories.
To prevent flare-ups in a city with high pollution levels, consider protecting your skin with broad-spectrum sunscreen, using gentle skincare products, avoiding triggers like spicy foods and alcohol, and using protective clothing like hats and scarves.
Some people find relief through natural remedies and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding known triggers, practicing stress management techniques, and using products with minimal ingredients. However, it's essential to consult a dermatologist for personalized advice.
For women who apply makeup, you can wear makeup if you have acne rosacea, but choosing non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic products is essential. Mineral-based makeup can be a good option; removing makeup is advisable to avoid skin irritation.
Treatments for acne rosacea in New York City may include topical creams, oral antibiotics, laser therapy, and lifestyle modifications. The best approach will depend on the severity of your condition, so consult a dermatologist for a personalized treatment plan.
Q: Can stress management techniques benefit acne rosacea in a high-stress environment like New York City?
Absolutely. Managing stress is vital for acne rosacea patients in New York City. Stress can trigger flare-ups, so incorporating stress-reduction techniques like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing into your daily routine can be beneficial.
Yes, there are support groups, online forums, and local resources in New York City where individuals with acne rosacea can connect, share experiences, and find emotional support. Dermatology clinics and patient advocacy organizations may offer information on these resources.
Yes, seeking a second opinion from another qualified dermatologist in New York City is a common practice and can provide additional insights into your condition and treatment options. It's essential to find a healthcare provider you are comfortable with.
Get Started With Your Rosacea Treatment Today
Are you tired of struggling with the redness and discomfort of rosacea? At Debra Jaliman MD, we understand the challenges you face, and we're here to help. Our cutting-edge laser therapy treatment is designed to target and alleviate rosacea symptoms effectively.
Get started with your journey towards clear, radiant skin today. Contact us now to schedule your consultation and take the first step in your rosacea treatment.
New York Rosacea Treatment
Rosacea is a prevalent, little-known face skin condition affecting an estimated 16 million people in the United States. It is common to confuse rosacea with other skin conditions due to its common symptoms, including broken capillaries, redness, pustules resembling acne, and surface dryness. For this reason, we advise arranging a comprehensive appointment with one of the dermatologists at Debra Jaliman MD to heal effectively. We serve patients from New York City and the neighboring areas.
A Glance At Rosacea Treatment
Rosacea-related redness and inflammation can be effectively reduced with laser treatment. To reduce rosacea symptoms, our dermatologists in NYC provide Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy and Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) treatment. During your rosacea appointment, we may discuss which of these procedures is best for you.
Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment (PDL)
Light energy pulses are delivered to the underlying blood vessels, causing facial redness during your PDL process. These blood vessels can be broken by laser heat without harming the surrounding tissues or the skin. These blood vessels are going to disappear from view.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
IPL treatments target the blood vessels below the skin by using light energy. Targeting the treatment area, a focused beam of pulsed light gets taken in by surrounding blood vessels, causing them to become disrupted. Over time, your body begins to absorb these abnormal blood vessels, which will lessen redness and blemishes on your face.
Debra Jaliman MD's Expertise in Rosacea Treatment
Rosacea can have significant emotional effects since it alters the face. Additionally, it may worsen over time if treatment is not received. Our medical specialist will collaborate closely to manage your rosacea disease, and Debra Jaliman MD provides a comprehensive choice of treatment options.
Depending on the extent of your issue, treatment may involve a variety of approaches, such as therapy, medication, and identification of your triggers. Our dermatologists will collaborate with you to create a customized treatment plan because they are knowledgeable about the most recent treatments for rosacea.
Topical Medications for Redness Reduction
Regular application of drub brimonidine (Mirvaso) to the skin reduces redness through constriction of the blood vessels in the face, making it among the most compelling new medications for this treatment. Other topical medications that have been demonstrated to help lessen the redness and acne of moderate rosacea include metronidazole and azelaic acid. Our office sells topical medications for Rosacea which you can find here.
Oral Medications for Rosacea
In rare cases, antibiotics may be used with topical treatments to help reduce inflammation and redness in rosacea affecting the eyes. Your dermatologist may recommend the potent and efficient oral retinoid Isotretinoin, which could have dangerous side effects if the rosacea is severe.
Which body parts are affected by rosacea?
Rosacea often affects the forehead, chin, cheeks, and nose. Other body parts that may be impacted by rosacea include the eyes, neck, scalp, chest, and back. Rosacea is sometimes confused with acne vulgaris because it frequently affects the same parts of the body and face as acne and is linked to cases that resemble pimples. On the other hand, rosacea and acne vulgaris are two distinct skin conditions. Certain treatment choices for acne and rosacea may have some overlap, like oral antibiotics or V-beam laser treatment. Dr. Jaliman may suggest other topical treatments to help control rosacea symptoms and avoid flare-ups. Upon your visit to Dr. Jaliman's dermatology office in New York, she will take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination to determine the correct diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan that best meets your needs.
Leaving Rosacea Untreated
What occurs if rosacea is not taken care of? Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that primarily affects one's face and, in highly uncommon cases, the body. Rosacea is characterized by a reddish-pink rosy rash around the eyes and nose that contains little swelling pimples called papules and spider veins (telangiectasia). Untreated rosacea can result in deformities on the face.
Usually, rosacea flares up in its initial stages and gets less severe when it goes through the stages. While some rosacea cases may be minor, some may result in serious side effects like rhinophyma, stabbing or burning pain, and poor vision. More research is required to determine what stage rosacea reaches for individuals with it.
Furthermore, there is no treatment for rosacea. Antibiotics, spironolactone, cosmetic surgery, and laser surgery to eliminate face lesions are among the treatment options offered by rosacea specialists in NYC. Seek the finest medical care for your condition by visiting a NYC rosacea specialist.
Surgery can improve blood flow in the nose and unclog blocked pores, which can help lessen the apparent signs of rosacea. However, these treatments have negative effects, and the condition might not improve completely.
What Happens If You Have A Rosacea Flare-Up?
The specific cause of every flushing, redness, blushing, and apparent blood vessel (telangiectasia), which represents the outward symptoms of rosacea, is unknown, not even to the top rosacea specialist in NYC. However, there is a ton of information that suggests that a variety of factors combine to cause them. These include lifestyle factors like stress and lack of sleep, underlying medical conditions, including autoimmune disorders, and the impact of medications. They include flushing triggers such as spicy meals, fever, alcohol, hot weather, and sun exposure.
Conditions Mistaken for Rosacea and Exactly Why You Need to See a NYC Rosacea Specialist
What could be mistaken for rosacea? The face's cheeks, chin, nose, forehead, and central upper area are affected by telangiectasia and transitory erythema in rosacea, a benign facial dermatosis. Rosacea was thought to be limited to that part of the face, but some people now think it can appear anywhere on the body. It is crucial to remember that rosacea can appear as skin lesions or changes in skin texture that are not limited to the face.
Rosacea has been mistakenly identified as acne vulgaris for a long time. Researchers at the University of Arizona have compared the two scenarios using phototrichograms. This camera-less standard skin surface biopsy technique records changes in hair follicle size and structure under magnification. Dermatologists advise that a rosacea specialist should assess anyone with acne vulgaris before beginning treatment due to the study's considerable disparities between the two conditions. According to the University of Arizona study, those with rosacea have follicles different in size from those with acne.
Age of onset (40–50 years), relationship with flushing and blushing, rapid flare-ups of symptoms without clear cause, telangiectasias, inflammatory pustules and papules, and histological image of erythema with telangiectasia are some of the characteristics that distinguish rosacea apart from other dermatoses.
The following skin conditions could be misdiagnosed as rosacea:
Acne vulgaris*, rosacea photodistributed, polymorphic light eruption, perioral dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, purpura (guttate or papular), and systemic lupus erythematosus.
* The appearance of comedones and concurrent involvement of other facial and trunk areas help to differentiate acne vulgaris from rosacea.
Consulting a Dermatologist and a Specialist in Rosacea Treatment in NYC
Is it worthwhile to visit a dermatologist in NYC who specializes in rosacea? It is undoubtedly a question you probably asked yourself more than once if you have rosacea. To put it briefly, yeah. The lengthier answer is that if you have rosacea, visiting a dermatologist in NYC who specializes in treating the condition is crucial for several reasons. A dermatologist can assist with the diagnosis of your condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Additionally, a rosacea treatment specialist in NYC can advise whether or not they believe that any pre-existing illnesses, such as lupus, may contribute to your symptoms. Furthermore, visiting a dermatologist for rosacea symptoms may cause the detection of additional symptoms or illnesses.
It's crucial to remember that visiting a NYC rosacea specialist entails more than just a physical assessment and diagnosis. They may also offer you helpful advice on other parts of living with rosacea, like makeup application tips or how to handle circumstances that aggravate your symptoms. If you want to learn more about Acne Rosacea contact the National Rosacea Society.