What is it?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling primarily on the face, but can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, back or eyes. The symptoms of rosacea tend to come and go over time, but can usually be treated.
What are the symptoms?
- Eye irritation
Who gets it?
Rosacea affects over 14 million Americans, and while anyone can develop this condition, it is most common in light-skinned, light-haired adults between the ages of 30 and 50. It also tends to run in families and affect people of Northern or Eastern European descent. The cause of rosacea is unknown.
How is it treated?
The most effective treatment for rosacea depends on each patient’s individual case, as symptoms can vary from person to person. Your doctor will work with you to design the best treatment plan for you, which may include topical medication or oral antibiotics, laser treatments and life changes. Treatment may be needed on a long-term basis to help prevent flare-ups from occurring.
If you are seeking rosacea treatment in NYC, our staff at Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking skin care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call 212.288.0060 fill out a form in the right-hand column of this page to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Sobel.