Treatment from a Medical Dermatologist in Burbank
If you have a skin condition that needs Medical attention, you’re
in good hands at the office of Lisa Benest, MD, Medical & Cosmetic
Dermatology, located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our experienced,
Board Certified, and highly trained Dermatologists can help you with Mole
Removal, Rosacea, Acne, Skin Cancer Screenings and all of your Skin Care needs.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a condition often associated with easy flushing of the face,
dilated blood vessels and redness on the cheeks and chin, as well as acne.
Rosacea can be seen as a spectrum, on the mild end, one might only find
redness and easy flushing. With more moderate cases of rosacea, one often
finds pustules on the nose, cheeks and chin, which tend to come and go.
A rare component of rosacea, mostly seen in older men, is an enlargement
of the nose, called rhinophyma.
There are various medications and therapies used to treat rosacea. Stubborn
redness or dilated blood vessels can be minimized with laser or bright
light devices, such as IPL Photorejuvenation. For those that are prone
to pustules, topical antibiotic gels and creams can be helpful. Many people
also find that their skin improves with dietary changes, such as reducing
the amount of refined carbohydrates, sugar and dairy. The only treatment
for rhinophyma is with Laser or Surgery.