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Rosacea in Scottsdale, AZ

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What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea, a condition that causes the skin to look inflamed and red, is usually presented across the nose and cheeks. It can frequently be mistaken for other skin ailments but can be treated and handled if diagnosed correctly. Desert Sage Dermatology in Scottsdale, AZ offers several innovative solutions, such as laser therapy, to lighten skin and reduce the signs of this chronic disease. Rosacea can occur to almost anybody, but it is prevalent among middle-aged to elderly women with light skin. This is a skin condition with no actual cure, but it can be managed. If left untreated, it can worsen over the years, causing symptoms to return and flare up for weeks and weeks. Desert Sage Dermatology founder and nurse practitioner Megan Ahmed will evaluate your skin for rosacea and create a personalized treatment plan to keep the symptoms at a minimum.

Managing Rosacea

Though there is not currently a cure for rosacea, there are plenty of treatment alternatives available, like antibiotics that assist with flare-ups. You can use the medication in a pill form or as a cream, gel, or lotion. Pills tend to be much more effective in providing rapid results but can trigger more side effects. If antibiotics aren't effective, acne medications, such as isotretinoin, have proven to work for many patients. Cosmetic or plastic surgery might be required in circumstances where the symptoms become permanent, such as enlarged blood vessels or inflammation that will not go away with other therapies. Laser procedures or electrocautery can be chosen to reduce the look of blood vessels on the face,

Ten out of ten across the board. Megan is so detailed and thoughtful! I have rosacea and I'm already seeing a difference in my skin after just changing a few topicals. I never thought my face would stop "burning". We went over so much in our first appt that when I got home I realized I didn't write down what order to put everything on in. Megan called me back and we went over my new AM and PM routine together, product by product. I'm hopeful that some day they'll have a portal or email to send post-appt lingering questions to but honestly I recommend them as-is anyway! Adding: one of my prescriptions was going to be $350 for just a face wash and she routed me to one of her favorite pharmacies that was able to get it for me for $40. What we don't know is that a lot of these prices are pharmacy-driven. Very thankful for her helping me navigate this!

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Restore Your Self-Esteem

Rosacea not only has physical symptoms but also psychological ones as patients are often self-conscious in public and fear social interaction because of the redness. If you believe you may have rosacea, please call Desert Sage Dermatology to schedule an appointment so you can put your best face forward today. Our staff is knowledgeable about innovative remedies and offers help and hope.

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