What is the best treatment for rosacea?By Dr. Mary Lupo
Rosacea explainedRosacea is a chronic disorder which affects the skin of the facial area. It can have flare-ups and remissions. There are four subtypes of rosacea that may be diagnosed:
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea – redness of the face
- Papulopustular rosacea – bumps and pimples
- Phymatous rosacea – thickening of the skin
- Ocular rosacea – eye irritation
This condition can become extremely severe without treatment, causing many patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Some of the symptoms of rosacea can be covered with cosmetics while others cannot. Patients often deal with burning, stinging, eye irritation, dry skin, and plaques. It is unknown what causes a patient to develop rosacea, but seeking professional treatment is the first step.
Finding the best treatmentEvery patient situation is unique, as is the severity and type of condition they suffer from. A consultation appointment is the first step in deciding the most effective way to address rosacea. Patients may benefit from one or more of the following treatment solutions:
- Lifestyle changes
- Oral antibiotics
- Prescription topical therapy
- Laser therapy
- Improved skin care regimen
- Avoidance of triggers (cosmetics, hot water, intense exercise)
Schedule a visitRosacea is a condition that can be improved with the help of a Board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Mary Lupo of New Orleans, LA works with patients to assist them in reducing the severity of this condition and improve their self-confidence. If you are interested in learning more about rosacea treatment options, contact us by calling (504) 777-3047 or visit 145 Allen Toussaint Boulevard #302.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.