What is it?
Acne is a common skin condition that is the result of oil-clogged pores. It can appear on the face, neck, chest, back or upper arms. Although it is common in teenagers, it can happen at any age.
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that often manifests as blushing or flushing. It may develop into visible blood vessels or a rash of pimples on the face, especially the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Many of life’s pleasures may trigger or flare rosacea (chocolate, alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages, citrus, and sunlight). It is helpful to avoid your personal triggers.
How do we treat it?
Depending upon your diagnosis, disease severity, and treatment goals, Dr. Long will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. It may include:
- Oral antibiotics
- Hormonal medications, including birth-control pills
- Isotretinoin (for more severe cases)
- Topical treatments (applied to the skin):
- Prescription retinoids and antibiotics.
- Over-the-counter hydroxy acids, retinol, and other cosmeceuticals.
- Procedures (performed on-site in our medical office) such as chemical peels, extractions, lasers, broad band light, or Blue Light phototherapy