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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
April 19, 2021
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Rosacea  

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness. It can affect anyone but usually middle-aged, lighter-skinned women experience the small, red, pus-filled bumps rosacea causes. Signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and may be mistaken for acne, which is why you need to speak with the professionals at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington, and Hicksville, NY.

Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea

There are several symptoms that indicate you need a medical consultation:

  • Facial redness
  • Swollen, red bumps
  • Eye problems
  • Enlarged nose over time

What Causes Rosacea?

The cause is unknown, but it could be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, not poor hygiene. If you're a female with a light complexion that's been damaged by the sun, are over 30, smoke, and have a family history of rosacea, then you have a higher risk than most of getting rosacea.

Factors That Trigger Flare-ups include:

  • Hot drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels
  • Certain cosmetic products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Temperature extremes
  • Sunlight or wind

Managing Rosacea With Help From Your Huntington, and Hicksville, NY, Cosmetic Dermatologist

The world of dermatology has come a long way but there still is no cure for rosacea. That being said, there are ways to manage symptoms.

1. Medicine

  • Topical creams or gels reduce redness for mild to moderate rosacea like brimonidine (Mirvaso) and oxymetazoline (Rhofade) which reduce redness by constricting blood vessels.

  • Oral antibiotics such as doxycycline (Oracea) are used for moderate to severe rosacea.
  • Oral acne drugs like isotretinoin (Amnesteem and Claravis) help clear up acne-like lesions created by rosacea.

2. Other Therapies

Have you thought of a green tea and licorice facial to manage rosacea symptoms?

  • Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation.
  • Licorice is an herb from Europe and Asia with anti-inflammatory effects to help patients suffering from rosacea.

Need To Speak With A Cosmetic Dermatologist?

To learn more about rosacea and how to manage symptoms, call the Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology specialists in Huntington, NY, at (631) 271-2769, or Hicksville, NY at (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
July 02, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rosacea  

Could that red rash on your face actually be caused by rosacea? According to the National Rosacea Society, this chronic condition affects rosacea16 million Americans, causing them to experience facial swelling, eye irritation, and an onset of pus-filled bumps. Fortunately, Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Cover, your local dermatologists at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, offer a few different rosacea treatments to those living in the Syosset, Huntington, Hicksville, and Plainview, NY, areas.


What are the symptoms of rosacea?

If you have rosacea, you may notice one or more of these symptoms:

  • Facial Flushing: Your cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose may frequently look red.
  • Red Lines: These facial red lines are caused by swollen blood vessels under your skin.
  • Bumps: Those pimples might not be caused by acne after all. Rosacea can cause red, pus-filled bumps that look like pimples.
  • Eye Issues: Rosacea can also affect your eyes. Irritation, dry eye, and red eyelids can occur if you have the disorder.
  • Changes to Your Nose: Your nose may become swollen due to rosacea, although you're much more likely to experience this symptom if you're a man. These changes take years and usually only occur if you don't receive treatment.


Who gets rosacea?

Rosacea affects many more women than men and tends to run in families. You may be more likely to develop the disorder if you're fair-skinned or smoke. Most people first notice the symptoms when they're 30 or older.


What causes rosacea?

Although no one knows what causes rosacea, certain things can cause it to flare up. Heat can be a factor. You may notice more redness on hot summer days or after taking a bath. Other possible triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Cosmetics
  • Hot foods and drinks
  • Exercise
  • Wind
  • Spicy foods
  • Certain medications


How can my Syosset dermatologist help me?

Your skin doctor may recommend several treatment options that can help you manage your disorder. Prescription medications can reduce redness and pimple-like bumps. Oral antibiotics can also be helpful in some cases. If your blood vessels have become enlarged, you may benefit from laser therapy. The therapy can also improve the texture of your skin.

Would you like to lessen your rosacea symptoms? The dermatologists here at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology serve the entire Syosset, Huntington, Hicksville and Plainview, NY, areas. Schedule an appointment with Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven today by calling (631) 271-2769 for the Huntington office or (516) 433-3200 for the Hicksville office.

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
March 23, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rosacea  

RosaceaYour skin is the biggest organ in your body. While covers and protects you, it also plays a role in personal appearance. Much to their distress, some people experience skin conditions which change the way they look, resulting in embarrassment and a blow to self-confidence. One such skin condition is Rosacea. The bumpy, red facial patches characteristic of Rosacea can last for years, cycling through periodic flare-ups and remission. It is nothing to hide, however, but rather, a treatable and controllable condition.

Who Gets Rosacea and What Does it Look Like?

Of the millions of Americans who deal with Rosacea, more are women, although men can experience it as well, and usually in a more severe form. The typical age of the Rosacea patient is over 30 and up to about 50 years old. Also, typical sufferers are fair-skinned and of Scandinavian or Celtic descent, hence the possibility that Rosacea is inherited.

Symptoms of Rosacea can include:

  • Red patches primarily on the face but also on the ears, neck, back and arms
  • facial swelling
  • raised pimples and visible blood vessels
  • irritated, watery eyes
  • itchy, dry and rough skin
  • a nose that is noticeably reddened and puffy, especially at the tip

Some of these signs are more obvious than others, leading physicians to break Rosacea down into categories based on the kind and severity of symptoms. The National Rosacea Society states that 41 percent of people who have Rosacea routinely avoid social contact during a flare-up of symptoms.

Rosacea Flare-ups and Treatment

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) maintains that Rosacea has no cure but can be controlled. Over time, Rosacea may simply resolve.

The causes of Rosacea remain mysterious, but research indicates that the immune system plays a part in the condition. In addition, contributing factors seem to be:

  • a naturally-occurring protein in the skin
  • H. pylori, an intestinal microbe
  • skin mites
  • stress
  • sweating
  • sun, wind and weather
  • alcohol
  • spicy foods

Dermatologists use many strategies to help control Rosacea, including helping patients determine what their triggers may be. A routine skin cleansing regimen is helpful as is the application of sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Sometimes, lesions warrant treatment with oral or topical antibiotics. Also, physicians may employ medical procedures such as laser treatments, cautery, and dermabrasion to improve the appearance of the skin.

Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Daniel W. Sherer MD FAAD and Monika Srivastava MD FAAD have a thorough understanding of the ups and downs of Rosacea. They are well-prepared to evaluate and help treat this bothersome skin condition, giving patients clearer skin and increased confidence in how they look. Contact Doctors Sherer and Srivastava and their staff at their Long Island area offices. They specialize in individualized and caring treatment for you and your skin. In Huntington, call 631-271-2769. In Hicksville, call 516-433-3200.

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