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ROSACEA

ROSACEA

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on the skin. It may also produce small red pimples on the face and are often aggravated by heat and sun exposure. Other features include facial burning or stinging, swelling, flushing and sometimes eye symptoms. It occurs in both men and women usually after the age of thirty.

CAUSES:

Rosacea is induced by chronic trigger exposures to hot or cold temperature, sunlight, hot drinks, exercise, spicy food, alcohol, emotions, cosmetics, menopausal flushing and medications that promote flushing.

Clinical types of rosacea:

  1. Erythematotelengiectatic rosacea ( ETR): It is characterized by persistent facial redness, flushing and visible blood vessels.

  2. Papulo pusular rosacea( PPR) : This is associated with persistent central face redness with acne like breakouts.

  3. Phymatous rosacea: This is characterized by thickened skin, nodularities, irregular surface contours and large open pores commonly seen on chin, forehead, eyelid and ears. It usually affects men.

  4. Ocular rosacea: It may manifest as inflammation of eyelids, conjunctiva and cornea, persistent eyelid margin redness, pain, burning, itching and foreign body sensation may be seen.

 

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Clinic Timings

East Patel Nagar

  • Monday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Tues & Wed :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Fri & Sat :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Sunday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday :
    Closed

Dwarka

  • Mon to Wed :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday :
    11:30 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 8 PM
  • Sunday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday :
    Closed

Treatment:

First and foremost rosacea trigger factors specific to each individual must be identified. Other aspects of prevention include daily application of gentle broad spectrum UV-A and UV-B sunscreen, hat use, avoidance of mid day sun and seeking shade. Avoidance of harsh products and ingredients including astringent toner and soaps is advised. A soap free cleanser followed by a protective gentle emollient should be applied. Green tinted makeup can be applied before foundation to further mask red areas.

Topical therapy:

  • Topical antimicrobials and antibacterial gels are advised.

  • Topical retinoids which inhibit redness and inflammation.

Oral antimicrobials are useful for rapid control of symptoms.

Vascular lasers and other intense pulse light lasers are other adjuncts to topical and oral rosacea regimens.