Plano, TX area dermatologist answers, is adult acne and rosacea the same?
Two of the most commonly diagnosed dermatological conditions in the Plano, TX area are acne and rosacea. Both are serious concerns for patients who are struggling with these conditions, especially as an adult. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology understand how difficult these conditions can be. However, some patients tend to get the two confused and need to determine the differences between adult acne and rosacea. A proper diagnosis can also help our dermatological team make a decision as to the best course of action for effective, affordable treatment.
Some patients call their condition “acne rosacea” when they are unaware of the true condition. While rosacea is commonly characterized by redness of the skin, it can also come across with small bumps and pimples that look similar to mild cases of acne. However, it is important for a dermatological professional to distinguish between these two disorders properly to provide the appropriate therapy for improvement.
Here are some tips Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell take into consideration when determining whether patients are suffering from rosacea or acne:
- Rosacea is a more chronic long-term disorder while acne may not be.
- Acne is often seen with not only bumps and pimples, but whiteheads, blackheads, and even scarring.
- Acne often starts early on in the teenage years, but can continue in adulthood, while rosacea is more common in patients who are older.
- Acne is a result of overactive oil gland cells, bacteria in the pores, and hormonal changes. Rosacea is believed to be due to a dysfunction in the immune system.
At the practice of DSA Dermatology, Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell will provide patients with comprehensive dermatological care and attention to help patients with any skin or body concern they may be struggling with, whether medical or cosmetic. We highly recommend patients visit our practice to get a proper diagnosis of their problem and work with a skilled team of professionals in determining a proper treatment plan for real, effective, and affordable results. We gladly accept new and current patients into our state-of-the-art facility and welcome individuals of all ages.
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