Rosacea Specialist

Total Patient Care LLC and Skin First

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Shore Area, Brick, NJ

Rosacea is an uncomfortable skin condition that affects more than 16 million people in the U.S. alone. The team at Total Patient Care LLC knows how frustrating it can be to struggle with red and inflamed skin. For this reason, they perform laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy at their office in Brick, New Jersey, to help reduce the discomfort of their patients. To schedule an appointment, call Total Patient Care LLC and Skin First or book a visit online today.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes small red bumps on the cheeks, nose, and forehead. It can manifest as smooth red patches of skin or tiny, pus-filled bumps.

Rosacea affects everybody differently. Sometimes, it presents as a mild, manageable condition and other times resembling a severe acne breakout.

Are there different types of rosacea?

There are four main types of rosacea that can inflame and irritate your skin:

Papulopustular (acne) rosacea

Papulopustular rosacea causes acne-like bumps on your skin that look like small pimples. While anybody can get acne rosacea, it most often affects middle-aged women.

Erythematotelangiectatic (ETR) rosacea

ETR rosacea is one of the most common forms of this inflammatory condition. It typically leads to redness, flushing, and apparent blood vessels.

Ocular rosacea

If you have ocular rosacea, you may notice that your eyes look red, bloodshot, and watery.

Rhinophyma

The least common form of rosacea, rhinophyma typically affects men and leads to a thickening of the skin around the nose.

What causes rosacea?

You’re more likely to develop rosacea if a close relative also has it. However, there is currently no known cause of rosacea. Some of the most common foods that can trigger rosacea include:

  • Spicy foods
  • Hot coffee or tea
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Tomatoes
  • Citrus fruits

While you can develop rosacea at any time, it’s most common in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50, particularly if you have blonde hair and blue eyes.

Can you treat rosacea?

Total Patient Care LLC offers a variety of skin products from Avène®, Rodan + Fields®, and Glytone® to calm redness and minimize your chances of flare-ups. If you want to permanently reduce facial redness, the team recommends a good skin care regimen and IPL therapy.

The team has the Cynosure® Icon™ MaxG™ to eliminate redness and visible blood vessels. This treatment is effective for a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea. 

After your initial consultation, the team can evaluate your skin to determine the best rosacea treatment for you. To schedule an appointment with Total Patient Care LLC, call the office or book a visit online today.

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