Understanding rosacea and effective treatment options

If you have been diagnosed with rosacea, you know how embarrassing this condition can be. Acne-like bumps and consistent redness can be difficult for patients to disguise with cosmetics, and it can negatively affect one’s self-image and confidence. At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, our team of professionals are excited to offer a wide range of treatment options for patients who have been diagnosed with rosacea.

What is rosacea?

Our providers at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills describe rosacea as an inflammatory skin disorder. This condition causes facial redness that can directly impact the appearance of the skin. It can also develop into a more severe condition that results in visible blood vessels, acne-like breakouts, and thickened skin. Additionally, some patients deal with swollen eyelids and itchy, red eyes. Once a diagnosis of rosacea has been made with a medical professional, patients can then learn about the treatment options available to them.

How is rosacea treated?

Rosacea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on the type and severity of rosacea present. For some patients, a combination of therapies may be suggested to help control the redness and discomfort associated with this inflammatory skin condition. Below are just a few of the more common treatment options for rosacea that can be discussed with our team:

  • Daily sunscreen use to protect the skin from ultraviolet light, which can cause flareups
  • Cosmetic use to help camouflage the condition during treatment
  • Gentle skincare products to soothe redness and repair the skin
  • Prescription medications to control inflammation, including oral and topical
  • Laser therapies and skin rejuvenation using light-based treatments

Contact us to discuss your treatment options

A diagnosis of rosacea doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We are pleased to offer patients of Short Hills, NJ a wide range of solutions that will fit their lifestyle while reducing the redness associated with this condition. Call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills today at (973) 232-6245 to request an appointment at 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite #2H. Our associates welcome new and current patients ready to care for their skin and body with an experienced team of professionals!

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