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Rosacea Treatments La Jolla
Rosacea, or adult acne, is an inflammatory process that may cause your face to have redness, pimples, or sensitive skin. As an adult, such a condition may cause embarrassment, frustration, or have social and business consequences. Dr. Darrell Gonzales has special expertise in the medical and cosmetic rosacea treatments offered at his La Jolla dermatology practice.
Rosacea is a common skin disease that affects more than 14 million American adults. Sometimes called “adult acne,” rosacea is a progressive and cyclic inflammatory process that causes redness and pimples on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. In addition to the small red bumps, patients may also develop vascular rosacea caused by the formation of small fixed blood vessels on their nose and cheeks called telangiectasias. These small blood vessels cause a chronic, red-flushing discoloration of a rosacea individual’s complexion.
Rosacea often flares when something causes the blood vessels in the face to expand. Things that cause a flare-up are called triggers. Common triggers are exercise, sun and wind exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot baths. Swings in temperature from hot to cold or cold to hot can also cause a flare-up of rosacea. If untreated, rosacea may progress and lead to significant redness on the face, disfiguring acne-type bumps, and a red, bulbous nose. Unfortunately, many patients do not recognize the signs of rosacea before permanent changes occur.
Partnering with an Expert
Dr. Gonzales is recognized in Southern California as an expert in the treatment of adult acne rosacea at his La Jolla practice. He understands the distress that it may cause his patients and has developed multiple treatment strategies to control and even reverse some of the damage that rosacea may cause. Dr. Gonzales will listen to your concerns, carefully evaluate your skin, and partner with you to develop a treatment strategy. These strategies may include topical or systemic antibiotics, topical or oral anti-inflammatory medications, and laser therapy. At his La Jolla practice Dr. Gonzales offers rosacea treatments to San Diego and the rest of Southern California.< Back