What Causes Rosacea?

Caused by an overabundance of tiny blood vessels or capillaries under the skin, Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition in which the patient suffers from redness or “flushing” of the skin. In severe rosacea, the common symptoms are pimple-like bumps, which can appear in the mid-face region (although they can appear elsewhere on the face as well).

Can Rosacea Be Dangerous?

While medical problems are not an issue in the majority of rosacea cases, patients who suffer from rosacea often suffer from the anxiety and psychological issues that arise in sufferers of severe skin disorders. The capillaries in rosacea sufferers are prone to break, and these leak blood beneath the skin, which causes the reddening or flushed look that rosacea sufferers have.

Who Is At Risk?

The most common reason a person will develop rosacea is because it is hereditary.  However, hereditary sufferers can exacerbate their disorder with a variety of factors including environmental factors like sun exposure, or very hot or cold, or windy conditions. They can also bring on deeper symptoms with hot beverages, spicy foods and alcohol consumption.

Laser Treatment for Rosacea

Rosacea sufferers have recently been able to take advantage of laser treatments in addition to more traditional rosacea skin treatments for more effective treatment results.  If you look at the before and after pictures of rosacea treatment on the upper right side of the screen, you will see that laser treatments for rosacea can be very effective.

How Does Laser Treatment Work?

The energy from the laser works to heat and destroy capillaries in the targeted treatment area, without damaging surrounding skin.  Over several weeks the body will absorb the heated tissue naturally.

Is Rosacea Treatment Painful?

Rosacea treatments with lasers are safe, and they are effective, and they cause very little discomfort.

Schedule Your Consultation

Many patients from Northern New Jersey towns such as Livingston, Mountain Lakes, Harding, Chester, and other communities in Essex County and Morris County have chosen Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills to successfully treat their rosacea.

If you are from Mendham, Chester, West Orange, or Clark and are looking for a board certified dermatologist near you to help you with your rosacea skin disorder, then please browse our gallery of before and after pictures and email or call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills at 973-232-6245 and schedule a consultation with board certified dermatologists, Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong.

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