The experts at the Duke Aesthetics Center in Durham, North Carolina, treat everything from acne to rosacea.
Rosacea treatments are all aimed to control the intensity of this disorder, and help reduce the appearance of the red, irritated, acne-like breakouts brought on by rosacea.
The treatments will help patients suffering from this condition to feel more attractive, to more readily take part in social functions, and to feel more comfortable with their self-image.
Long-term treatment (five to eight weeks or more) with oral antibiotics such as tetracycline may control skin eruptions. Oral medications similar to vitamin A (isoretinol or Accutane) are a stronger alternative.
The treatment of skin eruptions may also include long-term treatment with topical (applied to a localized area of the skin) antibiotics such as metronidazole. In severe cases, laser surgery may help reduce the redness. Surgical reduction of enlarged nose tissue may also improve the patient's appearance.
Rosacea is treated on an outpatient basis.
Rosacea cannot be cured, although treatment may help breakouts. The condition may be chronic, and results of treatment will vary from person to person. Each patient is very different in their reactions. Treatments may need to be continued.
If you've had laser treatments to help your rosacea, you may notice some soreness or redness of the affected areas. Laser surgery holds the possibility of further skin complications if it is not administered properly.
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