Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease that causes facial redness. Some of its characteristics — small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules — may be mistaken for acne. In fact, rosacea has been called adult acne or acne rosacea, but the disease has little to do with the pimples and blackheads that commonly afflict teenagers. It’s also a misconception that this red-faced condition is caused by drinking alcoholic beverages. Rosacea affects mostly adults, usually people with fair skin, between the ages of 20 and 90. It’s not life-threatening, but it can affect your appearance and lower your self-esteem.

Left untreated, rosacea tends to be progressive, which means it gets worse over time. However, in most people rosacea is cyclic, which means it may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then signs and symptoms lessen for a while before rosacea flares up again. Once diagnosed, it’s quite treatable.

Although there’s no way to eliminate rosacea altogether, effective treatment can relieve its signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of prescription treatments and certain self-care measures on your part. We also may recommend certain moisturizers, soaps, sunscreens and other products to improve the health of your skin.

We offer a full-spectrum of options for rosacea:

  • Full counseling on options over-the-counter to Accutane (Isotretinoin)
    • Prescriptions
    • Topicals
    • Antibiotics
    • Accutane (Isotretinoin)
  • Physician Strength Skin Care Systems
    • Epionce
  • Palomar V-Lux laser treatments
  • Laser treatments for redness and blood vessels
    • StarLux laser