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Woman's face, before and after rosacea treatment, front viewRosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and mainly affects the face. Our doctors are board-certified dermatologists who offer professional skin care and laser treatments to provide relief to patients affected by rosacea.

What is rosacea?

With over 16 million individuals in the United States affected, rosacea is a skin condition of the face that causes redness and acne-like bumps, which can be unsightly and uncomfortable. The condition is more common in patients with fair skin tones.

There are several types of rosacea:

  • “Flushing” Rosacea:  Causes facial redness and flushing that most often affects the cheeks, nose, and forehead.
  • “Acne-like” Rosacea:  Causes facial redness, but also small, acne-like pimples around the nose, cheeks, and chin.
  • “Rhinophyma” Rosacea- Think W.C. Fields and his bumpy nose!
  • Ocular Rosacea:  Extremely common. Causes inflammation and redness on the insides of the eyes and on the lid margins around the eyelashes. Makes the eyes feel irritated and uncomfortable.
Since rosacea is sometimes mistaken for eczema, acne, or an allergic reaction, it is important to consult a board-certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.

What are the causes of rosacea?

The exact cause is unknown, but genetics, increased population of certain bacteria and mites on the skin, and sun exposure are contributors. Other factors, such as extreme cold or hot weather, spicy foods, alcohol, sweat, and irritating skincare products, may aggravate rosacea in those who suffer from the condition. Women, smokers, and people with a family history of rosacea are at an increased risk of developing this skin condition.

What are the treatment options for rosacea?

Dr. Gendler and her team treat symptoms of rosacea with a combination of laser treatments, lifestyle changes, skincare products, and topical or oral medications. These integrated techniques will help clear the complexion, smooth skin, and diminish visible blood vessels. Although rosacea cannot be cured, a board-certified dermatologist can assist with treatment options to help control this skin condition over time.

Which procedures treat rosacea?

Dr. Gendler is excited to offer the following high-end, professional laser treatment options to patients in the Upper East Side, New York area:
  • IPL Photofacial This procedure provides overall skin rejuvenation, improving skin tone and texture. The treatment is relatively quick, requiring between four to six 20-minute treatment sessions for rosacea. Using the Lumenis M22 device, combined with a cooling system, Dr. Gendler ensures that IPL Photofacial therapy is pleasant, with little discomfort.
  • VBeam Laser This procedure uses pulsed dye technology that produces an intense burst of energy into the skin. The blood vessels absorb this energy, causing them to seal up. The VBeam laser is calibrated to your skin’s unique needs and may require several 15-minute treatment sessions.
The doctors at Gendler Dermatology have decades of combined experience in laser treatment for skin conditions and excellent reviews from valued patients. If you would like to say goodbye to the symptoms of rosacea, our doctors have the start to the solution! Our experts are excited to meet with you to start the journey to a clearer and healthier complexion. Contact Gendler Dermatology today at (212) 288-8222 to schedule a consultation for more information about rosacea treatments in New York.

FAQs

Results are noticeable after one 15-minute session of either IPL Photofacial or VBeam laser treatment. Depending on the severity of the rosacea, an average of two to four 20-minute treatment sessions is advisable.
The risks associated with both IPL Photofacial and VBeam laser treatment are extremely low; some side effects may include temporary redness, pigmentation changes, and in extreme and highly unlikely cases, scarring. Dr. Gendler, however, has extensive experience in performing these treatments, ensuring that all safety protocols are followed to minimize any risks or side effects. This can be discussed in more detail upon consultation.
These treatment options require no recovery period, although slight, temporary redness may be experienced.

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