Rosacea services offered in the greater Silver Spring, MD and Reston, VA area

Rosacea symptoms can come and go. Symptoms might flare up for a few weeks, fade, and return. If you feel embarrassed by how you look or think the condition is starting to affect your self-esteem, Sapphire Dermatology can help. Kunal Angra, MD, and Divya Angra, MD, are caring and knowledgeable dermatologists who understand what you’re going through. Call either office in Silver Spring, Maryland, or Reston, Virginia, to schedule a consultation or request one online today.

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Rosacea is a common skin condition that presents with a flushed appearance or redness of the face, small visible blood vessels on the nose and cheeks, and pimple-like breakouts. The condition can also affect the eyes (ocular rosacea), presenting symptoms such as redness, burning, dryness, and itching of the eyes. It can also look similar to acne or other skin problems.

Symptoms differ based on the color of your skin. Flushing and blushing are often more apparent on light skin but can be harder to see on brown or black skin. This might make it more difficult for people with darker skin to get the proper diagnosis.

People can have symptoms of more than one type of rosacea simultaneously, and there are four types: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea

With erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, you have long-lasting redness on your face. Small blood vessels under your skin get more prominent and more visible. Symptoms often come and go. Without treatment, redness may worsen and can even become permanent.
Papulopustular rosacea

Papulopustular rosacea causes pus filled whiteheads and swollen red bumps resembling acne. Often, they show up on your chin, cheeks, and forehead, but they can also affect your neck, chest, or scalp. With this type of rosacea, your face might be flushed or red. If you have a serious case, symptoms can take a while to improve.
Ocular rosacea

Ocular rosacea affects the eyes, causing them to feel irritated and look watery or bloodshot. The eyes become sensitive and dry, and cysts might form on the eyelids.
Phymatous rosacea

This type of rosacea is rare, and the skin becomes thick and scarred. This form most often affects the nose and can make it look bumpy, swollen, and at times discolored.

Rosacea most typically affects middle-aged women. Though the cause is unknown, treatment options are available and include:

  • Prescription topical medications
  • Prescription oral medications
  • Laser therapy

The skilled and compassionate team of experts at Sapphire Dermatology work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for your condition, unique needs, and goals.

Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Sapphire Dermatology's office operations. For expert rosacea diagnosis and treatment, call the office to schedule a consultation or request one online at any time, day or night.

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