Skin is the largest organ on the body and the first thing that everyone sees when he or she meets you for the first time. For many people their skin may not present the best representation of the beauty that can be found within that person. Skin disorders, especially those on the face can be embarrassing and may also lead to more serious medical problems. One such skin disorder that often appears on the patient’s face is rosacea. Our rosacea doctor Orange County at Advanced Dermatology of San Clemente helps people suffering from rosacea and other skin disorders.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can happen to anyone but it is more common among middle-aged women with fair skin. Symptoms of rosacea include facial redness, enlarged blood vessels, swollen red bumps and in some cases an enlarged nose. There is no one cause of rosacea. Our rosacea doctor Orange County diagnoses rosacea through the appearance and history of the symptoms as well as prior medical history and tests to rule out other diseases that have similar symptoms.
Our rosacea doctor Orange County treats the disorder through a combination of medications and skin care. Medications for rosacea include topical drugs to reduce redness by constricting blood vessels, oral antibiotics and in severe cases a drug named Isotretinoin. Laser therapy is also available to reduce redness in the enlarged blood vessels. Skin care products are also used to keep the skin in the best possible shape and help control dryness, acne and other basic skin conditions. If you have redness on your face please call our office for an appointment.