Rosacea in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer treatment for rosacea to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the skin. It can occur at any age but most often occurs after the age of 35. In advanced cases, it can look like adult acne but usually begins as small areas of blotchy redness. It is usually found on the cheeks and nose, but can also appear on the forehead and chin. Rosacea can also create pimple-like bumps on the skin that can ooze and crust over. It can also result in a bulbous nose when left untreated. Many people with rosacea not only experience flare-ups with alcohol and spicy foods, but with stress and heat as well. Rosacea is often rated by grades one to four to indicate its severity, four being the worst.
What Causes Rosacea?
Although the exact cause of rosacea is unclear, it is a result of chronic inflammation. It is more commonly found in people who are fair-skinned and who blush easily. Rosacea is more common in women than in men. There is nothing you can do to “prevent” rosacea, and it is not contagious.
How Do We Treat Rosacea?
Our dermatologists will carefully evaluate your skin in our office and make the best treatment recommendation based on the severity, extent and location of your rosacea. Your dermatologist may then recommend laser treatments, prescription medications, at-home treatments or a combination of treatments.
We offer two laser treatment options for rosacea and facial telangiectasia – the Excel V™ and AeroLase® LightPod® Neo systems. Laser treatments are especially effective because the laser energy targets the specific vessels that cause these conditions without damaging the surrounding tissues. Each of these laser technologies is also designed with skin cooling features to help you remain comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Goldberg may recommend a series of laser treatments for optimum results.
A prescription for oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, tetracycline or minocycline may be given. We may also recommend topical antibiotic cream such as metronidazole to help control future rosacea eruptions. Other Vitamin-A type medications may also be recommended. It’s important to understand that, even though rosacea can look like acne, it isn’t acne and may not improve with acne medications. Laser treatments may also be recommended, particularly if the rosacea is extensive.
Another option is a topical system like the Obagi® Rosaclear System. This three-step kit includes a gentle cleanser, calming moisturizer, and prescription gel containing metronidazole, which has shown at least a one-grade reduction in rosacea after two weeks.
What is the Cost of Rosacea Treatment in New York and New Jersey?
The price of rosacea treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss rosacea treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.
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"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York