Have you noticed that you become flushed more quickly than others? Perhaps you have redness or inflammation that occurs on other areas of the body, such as the forehead, chin, ears, chest, or back. If so, you may have a common condition known as rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic condition that often begins with flushed cheeks and eventually progresses to a persistent redness on the face and beyond. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are treatment options to improve the appearance of the skin. At DSA Dermatology in Plano, Texas, our team has experience diagnosing and treating patients with rosacea.
What causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is largely a mystery, although some contributing factors are related to the environment and heredity. Scandinavian or Celtic decent patients seem to be at a higher risk of developing the condition. Also, individuals with rosacea may have family members who have the condition or a history of severe acne.
Signs of Rosacea
The beginning signs of rosacea can be difficult to diagnose because the redness often comes and goes, leaving most people to believe it is normal. Papules and pustules, red bumps that can be filled with pus, are often mistaken for adult acne. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s important to seek evaluation from a dermatologist to determine if it is related to rosacea:
- Redness in the central part of the face that does not go away
- Visible blood vessels on the nose or cheeks
- Swollen red bumps on the face
- Swollen eyelids or dry, irritated eyes
- Thickening of the skin on the nose
Treatment for Rosacea
Since there is no cure for rosacea, treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and usually includes a combination of therapies. Antibiotics are often prescribed to reduce inflammation. Certain acne medications can also be effective at controlling rosacea.
Laser and light therapy treatments like intense pulsed light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) can help with collapsing blood vessels, reducing redness and skin thickening.
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Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.