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Rosacea and Skin Pigmentation Los Angeles, CA

WHAT IS ROSACEA?

Rosacea is a common skin condition which, left untreated, can cause serious problems. Most people who suffer from rosacea are not aware of the condition.

Early signs of rosacea include persistent redness of the face that comes and goes, and becomes more constant over time. As the condition progresses, blood vessels can become visible, pimples may develop, and in extreme cases, swollen excess tissue forms on the nose.

Rosacea is difficult to cure, but can be reduced and controlled, and responds best when caught in its early stages.

Rosacea can affect anyone, but is most common in people who have fair skin. It is also more common in women than in men. Symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Flushing/blushing for no apparent reason
  • Persistent redness
  • Pimples
  • Sensitivity to topical applications
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Enlarged nose

Scientists have not yet discovered the exact cause of this condition. Some patients report specific factors that seem to cause flare ups and further aggravate the condition. While these triggers have not been well-researched, they are worth mentioning. Triggers such as heat, strenuous exercise, sun, wind, cold temperatures, spicy hot foods, alcohol, hormones, emotional stress, topical steroids, bacteria and others have been reported to aggravate rosacea prone skin.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM
ROSACEA TREATMENT

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your skin and explain your options in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so you will know what kind of results to expect.

After your treatment, Dr. Rivkin will instruct you on the best techniques to care for your skin so that your rosacea symptoms do not return, which will always include wearing a daily sun block. Rosacea and other skin pigmentation issues do tend to be chronic and therefore, may have to be dealt with on a continual basis.

Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He is always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment. With continual advancements in skincare and aesthetics, we are always offering the latest procedures available to treat conditions such as acne, rosacea and melasma.

To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s treatments for rosacea, or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone today.