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Rosacea in New Jersey

Managing Redness For Livingston, Caldwell, Florham Park, Chatham, and Beyond

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Flushing. Persistent redness. Visible blood vessels. Pimples. The symptoms of rosacea are often mistaken for acne and can be unsightly, but this common skin disorder doesn't have to control your life. Treatments are available to manage the signs and symptoms of rosacea at New Jersey's Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care.

Rosacea Quick Facts

  • Rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans.
  • Rosacea is more frequently diagnosed in women, but tends to be more severe in men.
  • Rosacea is most common in fair skinned adults aged 30 to 50.

Speak with New Jersey's rosacea specialists at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care. contact us online or call 973-731-9600 to book your appointment today!

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, acne-like condition that causes, among other things, redness or flushing of the face. In many patients at our New Jersey practice, symptoms begin after age 30 as recurring redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent and visible blood vessels, such as broken spider veins, may appear on the skin. Left untreated, red bumps and pimples often develop, and the eyes may become irritated.

In all, there are four types of rosacea: erythematotelangiectactic, which causes general redness and visibile vessels; papulopustular, which causes acne-like lesions; ocular, in which the eyes and eyelids become irritated; and phymatous, which is rare and causes thick and bumpy skin.

While rosacea can affect anyone, fair-skinned adults between ages 30 and 50 are considered more at risk. Note that patients with this condition often find that their skin is especially sensitive in general, and so should take particular care to protect it against sun and avoid irritants and abrasive cleaning regimens.

Meet Our Physicians

As board-certified physicians, we take the time to meet your medical needs and concerns, to listen to you, and make sure you get the care you need.

The medical cause of rosacea is still to be discovered, but researchers have found that it seems to have a genetic component, as it tends to run in families. The persistent redness also may have something to do with immune reactions to specific bacteria, intestinal infections, the presence of skin mites, or the body's ability to process a protein that acts as a defender against infection.

No matter the root cause, the redness of this condition may come and go, with flare-ups triggered by conditions that can cause flushing in anyone, such as extreme temperatures, alcohol, and spicy foods. Individual patients can come to recognize their own triggers and seek to avoid them.

Rosacea cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Speak with New Jersey's experienced skincare team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care to learn about your treatment options. Since there are a range of symptoms, there are a range of solutions, better topical and oral medications to help manage the acne-like lesions, as well as laser and light-based treatments to reduce redness and collapse visible veins. The team can also suggest gentle skincare products for at-home use.

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There are also treatments available for other medical dermatology conditions that cause skin redness and irritation, including acne and eczema. Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care also provides diagnosis and treatment for psoriasis, moles, warts, and skin cancer.

Call 973-731-9600 or send us a message online to book an appointment today!