Rosacea can be irritating and uncomfortable, as well as a cosmetic concern. A diligent dermatologist and skin care specialist, Javier Zelaya, MD, offers multiple solutions to help manage your rosacea and soothe and heal your skin at Skinworks Dermatology, located in Maspeth, Chelsea, and South Slope, Brooklyn. Getting a handle on your rosacea can seem overwhelming, but Dr. Zelaya and the skilled staff at Skinworks Dermatology are here to help. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book your appointment.
Rosacea is a skin condition involving redness and visible blood vessels on your face. It might also cause small, red, and pus-filled bumps. Symptoms of rosacea typically come and go. Rosacea is often mistaken for an allergic reaction, acne, or other skin problems.
The symptoms of rosacea include:
Rarely, rosacea can cause an enlarged nose and thickened skin on the nose that can make it appear bulbous (rhinophyma).
The exact cause of rosacea isn’t clear. It might be associated with a number of environmental and hereditary factors. Things that increase blood flow to the surface of your skin can trigger or aggravate rosacea, such as:
Some of the risk factors for rosacea are aging, smoking, being female, having fair skin, and having a family history of rosacea.
After examining your skin, your symptoms, and your medical and family history, Dr. Javier Zelaya devises a personalized treatment plan to treat your rosacea.
Rosacea treatments are usually focused on controlling and preventing symptoms, and improving skin health. To treat your rosacea, Dr. Zelaya might recommend:
To manage your rosacea, you can also try:
Dr. Zelaya can help you determine the best way to treat your rosacea and achieve smooth, clear, and comfortable skin. Call the Skinworks Dermatology office or click to schedule here on the web.