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Rosacea Treatment in Rockville, Maryland

Rosacea facial rednessRosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne. Rosacea is a harmless condition, but it may cause you to be self-conscious or embarrassed. You may be more likely to have this if you are aged 30-50, fair-skinned, and a woman.

Symptoms include redness of the face, blushing or flushing easily, a lot of spider-like blood vessels of the face, acne-like sores that may ooze or crust, burning or stinging feeling in the face, or irritated, bloodshot, watery eyes.

There is no known cure for rosacea. After an analysis of your medical history and a physical exam, a treatment method will be determined to ease symptoms or triggers. Rosacea can be successfully treated with prescription creams and oral medications. Cosmetic treatments include facials,

Preventing Rosacea

  • Use a broad spectrum sun protection lotion of at least SPF 30 every time you are in the outdoors.
  • Wear a protective hat and clothing.
  • Avoid the sun during the hottest times of day and seek shade.
  • Avoid the things that trigger your Rosacea such as spicy food, alcohol or stressful situations.

Treatments for Rosacea

Use skin care products that are gentle and non-irritating. Apply cleanser with your fingertips only, rinse and pat dry. Your dermatologist can recommend cleansers and moisturizers that are gentle and contain no irritating substances

Lasers and light based treatments can be very effective at clearing skin redness and the effect can last for years. Prescription creams can also help reduce the redness. See your dermatologist for the best treatment for you.

Our Office

15225 Shady Grove Road, Suite 303
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301.216.2980

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm
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