Rosacea

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons & Laser Specialists located in Teaneck and Saddle River, NJ
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Rosacea services offered in Teaneck and Saddle River, NJ

Are you among the 14 million Americans with rosacea? Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center uses both traditional medical care and high-tech innovations to treat rosacea at their offices in Teaneck and Saddle River, New Jersey. If you’re struggling with inflamed, bumpy skin and want solutions, call the office nearest you or book your appointment using the online feature now.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes a malar rash: A butterfly-shaped rash on the nose and cheeks. It can also affect other areas like your neck, chest, and even the eyes. The rash may look like acne, including pus-filled bumps. 

Rosacea symptoms generally come and go, with flare-ups sometimes being hard to predict. 

The more rosacea flare-ups you have, the longer the skin redness may linger. The rash may expand to other areas, or you may see broken blood vessels on your nose or cheeks. In the most severe rosacea cases, skin can thicken and harden to cause a bulbous nose. 

What causes rosacea flare-ups?

Everyone may have different rosacea triggers, but some of the most common include: 

  • Sunlight
  • Hairspray
  • Heat
  • Cold
  • Alcohol, particularly red wine
  • Spicy foods
  • Stress

Keeping track of your rosacea flare-ups can help you find your triggers. This is extremely important for long-term rosacea management since there’s no cure yet. 

How is rosacea diagnosed?

Your provider at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center examines your skin and asks about your history of symptoms to diagnose rosacea. Because rosacea can resemble other conditions like lupus and eczema, you might need tests to rule those issues out. 

How is rosacea treated?

While there’s no rosacea cure, there are many ways to manage your condition. Rosacea treatment begins with trigger management. Your provider can help you pinpoint your triggers so you can take steps to avoid them whenever possible. 

There are also many treatments to minimize rosacea symptoms like redness and bumpy skin, including:

  • Topical ointments to fight flushing
  • Acne medications to reduce redness and bumpiness
  • Laser procedures to reduce redness and broken blood vessels
  • Dermabrasion to smooth skin texture
  • Antibiotics for more serious rosacea and eye symptoms 

In addition, good skin care is important in reducing rosacea flare-ups while protecting your skin. Use a nonsoap cleanser and quality moisturizer daily, and wear high-quality sunscreen whenever you’re outside. 

Rosacea can be frustrating and upsetting, especially if you haven’t figured out your triggers yet. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center is here to help and support you, from diagnosis and identifying triggers to relieving your skin symptoms. Schedule your appointment online or call the office nearest to you for help today.

 

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