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Rosacea Specialist

The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Dermatology located in Mt Kisco, NY

More than 16 million people in the United States have rosacea. If you’re bothered by the persistent flushing of your face, or you develop acne-like bumps on your skin, you can find comprehensive treatment options at The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery. Board-certified dermatologist David Bank, MD, and the dermatology specialists offer customized treatment plans for rosacea, including photodynamic therapy using the Vbeam® laser system. Find out how Vbeam can reduce your rosacea symptoms by calling the office in Mount Kisco, New York.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes visible flushing of your face. The small blood vessels in your face may also be more visible when you have rosacea.

The underlying cause of rosacea isn’t understood, but it may relate to overactivity in your immune system, your genetic background, or environmental factors. Some common rosacea triggers include:

  • Exercise
  • Spicy foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sun exposure
  • Strong emotions
  • Certain cosmetics, skin, and hair products

While anyone can develop rosacea, the condition is most common among white women over 30, people with a family history of rosacea, and those who have light skin tones.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

In addition to the flushing of the face and visible blood vessels, rosacea flare-ups can also trigger:

  • Swollen, itchy eyelids
  • Enlargement of the nose
  • Burning sensations in the skin
  • Small, pus-filled bumps that resemble acne

If you have any of these symptoms, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the providers at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery. The dermatologists can confirm that your symptoms relate to rosacea and design a treatment plan to prevent frequent flare-ups.

How is rosacea treated?

There’s no cure for rosacea, but with the right treatment plan, you can learn to manage your symptoms.

The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery offers photodynamic therapy using the Vbeam® laser technology. Photodynamic therapy involves exposing your skin to pulsed-dye laser energy to reduce facial redness. Laser treatments also make blood vessels on the surface of your skin less noticeable.

Another benefit of the Vbeam laser for your skin is that treatment stimulates your body to produce new collagen, an essential protein of healthy skin. As new collagen grows, it smooths out fine lines and wrinkles in your skin, so you look younger and more vibrant.

The dermatologists can determine if you’re a candidate for Vbeam laser treatments during a skin consultation. If laser treatments aren’t an option, the providers create an alternative treatment plan that may involve topical or oral medications and lifestyle changes.

If you have symptoms of rosacea that need an evaluation, call The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery.