One of the most common concerns that bring Boston patients to SkinCare Physicians for advice about their appearance is the constant presence of red cheeks or dilated blood vessels on their cheeks and/or nose. Patients relate that the color change is always there, and may be accentuated by stress, drinking alcohol, getting overheated or eating spicy food. Those affected are more often women than men, are usually quite fair skinned and of Celtic ethnicity, and they often have had a lot of sun exposure as they were growing up. Some note that they flush or blush easily. Dr. Kenneth Arndt … Continue reading »
Have you ever wondered if you might have rosacea? Common symptoms include easy facial flushing, often worsened by triggers such as exercise, temperature changes, sun exposure, stress and/or alcohol ingestion. Over time, the redness can worsen in intensity, frequency and extent. Numerous small red blood vessels on the cheeks or nose may become apparent. Red pimple-like bumps may also occur. The cause is unknown, and while there is no cure, there are strategies to help control the problem. Use a good skin care regime Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face twice a day. Use your fingertips and avoid … Continue reading »
Can you be one of the 16 million Americans estimated to be affected by Rosacea, a common inflammatory condition often starting in adult age? Dr. Laurel Morton, a dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, explains what you need to know about rosacea and what you can do about this widespread disorder causing red, inflamed, bumpy skin. What is rosacea and what causes it? Let’s start with a definition: Rosacea is a disorder affecting the skin that causes flares of facial redness. This can come in several forms. Some patients exhibit very rosy cheeks and noses with flushed skin. Others have an adult … Continue reading »
Do you have facial redness and or broken blood vessels that don’t seem to go away? If so, you might have rosacea. Rosacea is a common inflammatory condition in the family of acne that often begins in the third and fourth decades of life. More than 14 million Americans are living with rosacea. Common symptoms include flushing, persistent redness, and pimples. While medicated cream containing metronidazole (Metrogel) or oral antibiotics treat the pimples, they do not take care of the redness and dilated blood vessels. The redness and dilated blood vessels can, however, be treated very effectively with the pulsed … Continue reading »
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