Acne and rosacea are two very common skin conditions associated with skin redness and bumps or pustules that can be painful and embarrassing. As a top-rated dermatologist in Fresno, California, Dr. Jane Kardashian is skilled in innovative, effective treatment options to help reduce and relieve symptoms of both acne and rosacea, and to help prevent flare-ups of both conditions. If you have acne or rosacea, call Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center today or use our online system and schedule an appointment to learn how Dr. Kardashian can help you.
Acne is caused by a buildup of oil inside your hair follicles. The oil provides a food source for bacteria that is found naturally on your skin. As the bacteria feed on the trapped oils, your body’s immune system goes to work, attacking the bacteria and forming pus, causing tender, inflamed pimples and pustules associated with acne breakouts. In very severe cases, irritation and inflammation inside the hair follicles can cause cysts to form, increasing the risk of acne scarring. Acne is the most common skin disease in the U.S., and it cause significant emotional distress in addition to the physical symptoms.
Acne requires ongoing management to keep flare-ups under control. Most patients benefit from a combination of products like face washes, topical ointments, and medication to reduce bacterial populations and control inflammation and infection. Treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and phototherapy can be very helpful as well. The key to effective treatment is to visit Dr. Kardashian on a regular basis for routine evaluations that can help ensure your treatment remains optimized as your skin’s needs and acne symptoms change.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes your skin to look flushed or red. The red appearance is caused by dilation or widening of tiny blood vessels in the skin. Most people experience rosacea symptoms on the face, neck, chest, and scalp. In more severe cases, rosacea affects the eyes, causing irritation and vision problems. Redness is often accompanied by mild acne-like symptoms, and sometimes, the affected areas feel sore and irritated. Although the exact cause of rosacea hasn’t been identified, its most common among people with a family history of rosacea and among people with fair hair and light skin.
Rosacea symptoms can be triggered by factors like stress, caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol. Knowing your triggers and avoiding them when possible can help reduce flare-ups. Medical treatment options for rosacea include antibiotics and topical ointments to help prevent and relieve symptoms. Laser treatments can also be helpful, relieving blood vessel inflammation and dilation associated with the red, flushed appearance. Like acne, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that benefits from regular office visits to make sure your treatment strategies stay on track for your needs, especially as you get older and your skin and body change with time.