Rosacea is a relatively common disease in adults, with peak incidence at 20-40 years of age, although it can be seen in the elderly and occasionally in children. It involves excessive dilation of the small blood vessels in the face. This results in easy blushing and generalized facial redness. Variants include vascular rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, sebaceous hyperplasia, and ocular rosacea. Rosacea is difficult to treat, particularly because the redness component is generally resistant to available topical or systemic therapies. Laser therapy is one option offered to treat the redness.
Topical therapies offered include:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Azelaic acid
Systemic therapies offered include:
- Antibiotics (tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline)
- Isotretinoin (Also known as Accutane)
Surgical therapies offered include:
- Pulsed-dye laser for erythema and telangiectasias
For more information on services, please call (916) 734-6111 or (800) 770-9282.