Are Lasers The Best Treatments For Rosacea In Arlington?

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that is sometimes mistaken for acne. It is most common on the face, but it can also appear on the scalp, neck, back, ears, and even the eyes. Although certain types of rosacea cause bumps that look very similar to acne breakouts, the two conditions are unrelated.
There are four classifications of rosacea. Afflicted individuals may have one or more of the following subtypes of rosacea at the same time:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea causes flushing, persistent facial redness, and in some individuals, visible facial blood vessels.
  • Papulopustular rosacea is characterized by acne-like pimples and bumps, along with persistent redness.
  • Phymatous rosacea causes the skin to thicken, particularly around the nose.
  • Ocular rosacea affects the eyes, which may burn, sting, water, or appear to be bloodshot.

Laser therapy

While light therapy is used to treat the effects of rosacea, we have other techniques for controlling the condition. Your doctor will begin by examining your skin to determine the type and severity of rosacea and any other conditions you may have. A multifaceted treatment plan will be devised according to your individual needs. It may include

  • Oral or topical medications to soothe the skin and prevent outbreaks
  • Learning to identify and avoid triggers
  • Optimizing your skin care regimen with the best products and practices for you
  • Protecting your skin from UV exposure

You don’t have to live with the embarrassment of rosacea symptoms. A cooperative effort between you and your dermatology team can keep you skin smooth, clear, and glowing with radiant health. Call our Arlington, VA dermatology practice at 571-431-6175 and schedule a consultation today.

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