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Rosacea Treatment In Philadelphia

Dr. Margo Weishar is a leading authority in the field of dermatology. She has successfully treated a wide range of skin conditions, including rosacea. Patients throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties trust her to uplift their skin and spirits! She understands that while a healthy blush is great, full-on blotchiness can leave you feeling as unbalanced as your skin.

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Rosacea Signs And Symptoms

This skin condition has a wide variety of symptoms and is divided into four subtypes. These subtypes help in the identification of the best treatment options. Some patients also present with more than one subtype. Symptoms of rosacea include:

  1. Facial redness, flushing, and visible facial veins
    In these patients, the face is flushed with visible spider veins. The facial skin may be sensitive, rough to the touch, and swollen.
  2. Acne-like breakouts
    The signs and symptoms are the same as subtype 1, but also include an acne-like breakout in the areas where the skin is red, and the skin appears to be oily.
  3. Thickening skin
    Is rare, the skin appears to be thicker in the areas affected, such as the nose, cheeks, chin, ears, and forehead. The skin is also oily and the pores appear larger.
  4. In the eyes
    This subtype affects the eyes and can cause blurry vision. The symptoms include very dry, itchy eyes that appear watery or bloodshot. Some patients also present with visibly broken blood vessels on their lids.

What Is The Cause Of This Skin Condition?

The exact cause of rosacea remains unknown. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association scientists believe the following factors contribute to the skin condition.

  • Genetics: Many people who suffer from it have other family members who have it too.
  • Overactive immune system: Persons who react to the bacterium, bacillus oleronius, often have acne rosacea.
  • H pylori bug: Many people with rosacea have this infection in common.
  • Cathelicidin: This protein protects the skin from infection and can cause swelling and redness.

Can Certain Factors Trigger Rosacea?

Certain lifestyle choices and environmental factors can also worsen the symptoms of rosacea. These may include eating spicy food and drinking red wine, hot tea and coffee. According to the Mayo Clinic, the risk of rosacea increases if you are between the ages of 30 and 50, have fair skin, are female, smoke or have a family history of the skin condition.

Dr. Weishar’s Treatment Options In Bucks County

While there is no cure for rosacea, Dr. Weishar offers long-term treatment plans that require no downtime. Proper treatment results in a clearer complexion, an improvement in the appearance of fine lines, scars, blemishes, blood vessels, and sun damage, as well as the skin’s overall tone and texture.

She offers the following procedures to help alleviate the signs and symptoms of rosacea:

  • Accutane
    This oral medication, also known as isotretinoin, helps with reducing inflammation and redness. The dosage depends on the severity of the skin condition.
  • DiamondGlow™
    This gentle microdermabrasion exfoliates and refreshes the skin, leaving it feeling softer and smoother. The treatment takes 30 – 60 minutes to complete and a minimum of 3 sessions may be needed for visible skin improvements.
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
    IPL laser treatment uses light therapy to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and reduces the appearance of spider veins and redness on the face. A number of treatment sessions may be needed, with each session lasting between 15 – 45 minutes depending on the treatment area.

Why Choose Springhouse Dermatology For Rosacea Treatment

Dr. Margo Weishar is an award-winning, double board-certified dermatologist who is passionate about skincare. She has her own skin care products for rosacea and sun protection, has won the Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctor award for many years running, and is a trainer for Cutera Lasers.

Book your rosacea treatment consultation with Dr. Weishar and experience her compassionate care and dermatological expertise.

Female patient at the acne lower procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any risks and side effects associated with Dr. Weishar’s procedures for rosacea?

There is a certain element of side effects and risks associated with all treatments and procedures. These include swelling, redness, tenderness, and very rarely, infection or an allergic reaction to treatment. Dr. Weishar is an award-winning double board-certified dermatologist. She places her patients’ safety as a top priority at Springhouse Dermatology and Aesthetics.

Will I need to take time off work?

The treatment options are non-invasive and patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately after their treatment session.

What type of skin care products can I use?

Individuals with rosacea should use a gentle skin care regimen that doesn’t irritate your skin.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County