Skin Care Specialists located in Westlake Village, CA
Rosacea is a common, yet often misunderstood facial skin condition that affects over 16 million Americans. If you experience the redness of rosacea, along with other symptoms, the board-certified medical team at Apex Dermatology provides the latest treatments for men and women of all ages in Westlake Village, California, and the surrounding communities. Get long-term relief and expert care in a warm, all-inclusive environment. Call to schedule a consultation today, or use the online booking tool anytime day or night.
Rosacea Q & A
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition that makes your facial skin appear red and irritated. The exact cause of rosacea isn’t clear and there’s no cure, but life-disrupting symptoms often include:
- Redness across your cheeks, nose, forehead or chin
- Visible red, pimple-like bumps on your face
- Visible blood vessels and spider veins
- Watery, irritated eyes
- Thicker skin across your nose, common in men with rosacea
While there isn’t a cure for rosacea, the team at Apex Dermatology can provide effective treatments to reduce symptoms long term.
What are the risk factors for rosacea?
There are several risk factors that increase your chance of developing rosacea. It tends to run in families, so if you have family members with rosacea, you’re more likely to experience the condition, as well. Your immune system may also play a role, and a bug that causes intestinal infections may also be a contributing factor.
Additional risk factors that can lead to the unpleasant symptoms of rosacea include a mite that lives on the surface of your skin and a protein that normally protects your skin from infection. While these mites and proteins exist on everyone’s skin, some people appear to be more affected by them than others.
How does a dermatologist treat rosacea?
At Apex Dermatology, the team provides world-class treatments for rosacea, including spider veins, with the Cutera® Excel® V laser. The Excel V is the gold standard for treating all skin types and successfully reducing the appearance of rosacea symptoms, including facial spider veins. The Excel V uses dual wavelengths of laser energy to provide fast, efficient treatment that delivers proven results without damaging delicate skin tissue.
Other rosacea treatments include medications to reduce the redness across your face, topicals, topical botanicals, oral antibiotics to reduce inflammation, and isotretinoin — a powerful acne medication that can help clear up the acne-like lesions of rosacea.
Your provider at Apex Dermatology works with you to develop an effective treatment plan based on your individual symptoms and the severity of your condition. The team takes a holistic approach to treating rosacea so you can enjoy long-term benefits.
To get expert rosacea care from a compassionate team of medical professionals, call to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.
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