Rosacea in Boca Raton, FL
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin disorder in which the blood vessels in the face become enlarged, causing the skin to look red and flushed. Over time, this condition often occurs on the cheeks and nose but can appear on the forehead and chin. For those with more severe cases of rosacea, ruddy skin, pimple-like bumps and even a more bulbous nose may develop if left untreated. Dermatologists rate a patient’s severity of rosacea in grades from one to four with four being the worst.
What Causes Rosacea?
While there is no known cause for rosacea, it is more likely to occur in fair-skinned people who easily blush. Additionally, inflammation flare-ups often occur after eating spicy hot foods or drinking alcohol. There is no way to prevent rosacea nor is it contagious. It is a skin disorder that often may affect those who suffer from it emotionally more than physically.
How is My Rosacea Treated?
To treat rosacea, we begin by evaluating your skin to determine the severity of your condition in order to determine the best course of action for treatment. Most often, this involves the use of laser treatments, at-home treatments, or prescription medications. Sometimes, our dermatologist recommends a combination of treatments to significantly diminish and even remove the redness.
Our laser treatments involve the use of two systems — the Excel V and AeroLase LightPod Neo systems. Each system is designed to use laser energy to target the specific blood vessels that cause the rosacea while not affecting the surrounding tissues.
In terms of prescription drugs, we may treat you with antibiotics like doxycycline, tetracycline or minocycline along with a topical antibiotic cream such as metronidazole and Vitamin A type medications.
Another treatment used is the Obagi® Rosaclear System which is a three-step topical system that has shown to reduce rosacea redness by at least one grade in as little as two weeks.
It is important to note that although rosacea sometimes looks like acne, it is not acne and may not improve using acne medications.
Are Laser Treatments Painful?
Laser treatments using the Excel V and AeroLase LightPod Neo systems are not at all painful. Each of these systems has a built-in skin cooling feature that helps reduce or eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. Typically, our providers recommend several laser treatments to achieve the best possible results.
What is the Cost of Rosacea Treatments in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost for treating rosacea depends on the extent of the procedure as each patient is different and has varying grades of this skin condition. We are also happy to talk to you about financing options for affordable payments.
How Do I Begin Treatment to Remove Rosacea?
We will evaluate your condition during a private consultation and discuss the best course of action to treat your rosacea. Please call our office to set up an appointment.
Skin Discoloration Treatments Available:
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff or click the button below.