Rosacea Specialist

Loucas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Rosacea can affect anyone, but if you’re a middle-aged woman with fair skin, you’re more likely to experience the red, acne-like bumps of this skin condition. Thankfully, if you do have rosacea and you live in New York City, the expert dermatologists at Loucas Dermatology on the Upper East Side of Manhattan can help. Depending on the severity of your rosacea, the doctors provide customized treatment options that include medications and laser therapies to help minimize symptoms. You don’t have to feel self-conscious about your skin. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes red, acne-like bumps and visible blood vessels on your face. Although the exact cause isn’t known, researchers have identified several contributing factors, including:

  • Rosacea runs in families
  • Your immune system may play a role in whether or not you develop rosacea
  • An intestinal bug may play a role
  • A skin mite may play a role
  • A protein that normally protects your skin may be a catalyst for redness and swelling
  • Women with fair skin and light-colored eyes have a higher chance of developing the facial redness of rosacea
  • Smoking can be a trigger
  • Sunlight and wind play a role, as well as extreme temperatures

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea manifests itself in a variety of symptoms, with the most common one being facial redness that spreads across your cheeks and nose. Along with the flush that can also appear on your forehead and chin, you may experience other rosacea symptoms such as:

  • Visible blood vessels on the surface of your skin
  • Watery eyes that easily become irritated
  • Thickening of nose skin (more common in men)
  • Acne-like bumps

How is rosacea treated?

The physicians at Loucas Dermatology are experts at diagnosing and treating rosacea symptoms. They offer prescription medications that can reduce redness or soothe your skin, oral antibiotics that may help with severe cases of rosacea, and laser therapy that helps to reduce facial redness and decrease the appearance of blood vessels on the surface of your skin. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy may also help to reduce enlarged blood vessels and minimize the appearance of bumps and pimples.

Laser treatments work especially well for difficult types of rosacea or more severe cases that don’t respond well to oral medications or topical solutions. Powerful vascular laser light is able to destroy targeted blood vessels with a relatively painless treatment and low risk of damage to your surrounding facial tissue.

If you’re suffering from the physical and emotional effects of rosacea, it’s important to know that you can get the help of experienced dermatologists so you can manage this skin condition. The expert team at Loucas Dermatology takes a comprehensive approach to treating your symptoms and addresses any underlying issues so you can look and feel your best, rather than letting rosacea leave you feeling self-conscious.

To learn more, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment at Loucas Dermatology today.