The full name of rosacea is acne rosacea. It is an adult form of acne that usually doesn’t start to affect people until their 20s, or more commonly, in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Those who have rosacea may or may not have ever had the more typical type of acne (acne vulgaris). Although we often think of rosacea in very fair skinned people, it can affect people of all skin types. Rosacea consists of different signs and symptoms that may affect patients to varying degrees. Since Rosacea is always front and center on the face and can be quite dramatic in appearance, we know how much it can bother you and can make you self-conscious about your appearance. Dr. Steele will help identify your individual symptoms of rosacea and create a treatment plan that is most appropriate.
Rosacea can really vary from mild to severe based on the your specific symptoms.
Treatments for rosacea are patient-specific given and may include topical creams, oral medications/pills, laser treatment and camouflaging makeup. It is often a combination of treatments that works best, while a prescription cream may be good for minimizing pimples, you may require a laser to treat redness and broken blood vessels. At Steele Dermatology, you can be confident that we will find the combination of skin care therapies that works best for you.