Acne Rosacea Treatment - Mt. Lebanon Dermatology
The National Rosacea Society estimates that 415 million people may be affected by rosacea worldwide, including more than 16 million Americans. Shockingly, only around 18% of these Americans are currently receiving medical treatment for their condition.
The team at Mt. Lebanon Dermatology Associates wants to raise this statistic and help more of our patients find relief from the symptoms of rosacea. Our experienced dermatology specialists will help design a personal treatment plan that revolves around what’s right for you.
If you’re ready to find relief from your condition, request an appointment with us today!
The Best Rosacea Treatment in Pittsburgh, PA
Our dermatologists come up with a customized treatment plan for every patient that teaches you how to minimize rosacea flare-ups at home. We can also recommend the best topical and oral products to help you manage your rosacea long-term. Are you ready to live more comfortably in your skin? Book an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists.
FAQs on Rosacea:
What is rosacea?
Rosacea appears as a chronic red rash in the center of the face, commonly affecting those with fair skin. Although it is a condition all its own, rosacea is commonly mistaken for other facial rashes such as common acne, irritant contact dermatitis, or simply aging skin. There are several potential factors to developing rosacea, including genetics, living environment, and immune system responses.
What are the main symptoms of rosacea?
Aside from simply “facial redness” or frequent blushing, there are a number of additional symptoms that appear in patients with rosacea:
- Red papules or pustules on the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin (no blackheads or whiteheads)
- Dry, flaky skin on the face
- Redness and sensitivity aggravated by spicy food, sun exposure or facial creams including sunscreen
- Firm swelling of the eyelids or other facial areas
Some patients with rosacea may also experience rhinophyma, wherein the nose becomes enlarged with prominent pores.
How can I reduce flare-ups at home?
We always advise our patients to reduce triggers in their environment to help them find short-term relief, so patients with rosacea should avoid factors that cause facial flushing and extreme sun exposure as much as possible. Patients should also use only water-based products on the face, avoiding oil-based creams and make-up.
What is the best treatment for rosacea?
For long-term management of rosacea, the team at Mt. Lebanon Dermatology Associates is happy to develop a personalized treatment plan with you. We can recommend the best topical and oral products to help you manage flare-ups and live more comfortably in your skin.