Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects the face, particularly the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, but can also include the neck, scalp, and other areas of the body. While this disease is a fairly common, genetically inherited disorder, the bright red appearance, skin thickening, and irritation can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing. Fortunately, if you suffer from rosacea, there are several reliable treatment options available to relieve the discomfort and unattractive quality of rosacea.
To learn more about the best treatment for your rosacea, please schedule a consultation with the compassionate, expert dermatologists at Ava MD. Contact us online or call (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica) today!
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that is characterized by inflammation of the skin that typically occurs in flare ups and remissions. If left untreated, the symptoms, such as redness, swelling, bumps, and sores, can become more pronounced and persistent. Additional symptoms include:
- Dry, rough skin
- Irritated, bloodshot eyes
- Burning, tender skin
- Skin thickening
- Visible blood vessels
While there is no permanent cure for rosacea, it is possible to alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms and reduce flare-ups with proper treatment. Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke have years of training and experience diagnosing and treating patients with rosacea and understand the importance of creating a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Reliable Rosacea Treatment Options
Rosacea affects each person differently and one treatment that may be successful for one individual may not be as effective for another. Therefore, it is crucial to consult with an expert dermatologist to explore the various treatment options available. The most common and reliable treatment options for rosacea consist of:
Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT, combines a topical solution with a blue or laser light to not only kill bacteria on the skin that contributes to rosacea, but also reducing inflammation.
Pulsed Dye Lasers, such as Vbeam and IPL Excel V, can safely target rosacea using different wavelengths of light that causes the blood vessels to coagulate, triggering the body’s natural healing process. The results are gradual but natural, leading to a smoother, healthier complexion.
Both of these laser/light therapy treatments are non-invasive and may take a series of sessions to achieve full, satisfactory results.
Set Up Your Rosacea/Redness Treatment Today!
If you are tired of living with the unsightly redness, irritation, and breakouts caused by rosacea, the dedicated cosmetic dermatologists at Ava MD can create a customize treatment plan to help you live with less flare ups. Using gentle laser or light therapies, we can target your problem areas at both the surface level and at deeper levels of the skin to achieve a comprehensive results.
If you are ready for an even, natural skin tone and radiant skin without the need for downtime or uncomfortable side effects, please do not hesitate to contact Ava MD today! Call us at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica), or simply contact us online today!
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