Acne & Rosacea

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease consisting of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts and other lesions on the face, neck, chest, back, and upper extremities. Acne often begins at puberty but is not limited to any age group. Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, as well as the patient’s skin type. Treatments include topical cleansers and lotions, topical medications, antibiotics, and isotretinoin (or Accutane®).

Rosacea or “adult acne” is a common, chronic skin disease commonly characterized by redness and swelling of the cheeks, though it may also affect the nose, forehead, neck, and chest. As rosacea progresses, other symptoms can develop, such as persistent redness, dilated superficial blood vessels, small bumps and pustules, and red irritated eyes. Typical treatment includes topical and oral medications.