Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, inflamed pustules, visible small blood vessels, swelling and irritated eyes. Rosacea may cause discomfort and is very visible, as it can affect the face, neck, ears, chest, and back. Although Rosacea may affect all skin types, it is more commonly found in fair skinned individuals and generally begins after age 30.
While there is no cure for rosacea, there are new treatment options that can help minimize the discomfort and visual symptoms.
At Skin of All Color, Dr. Onumah and her team provide rosacea treatments in Princeton, NJ, to men and women of all skin types. All procedures are performed by Dr. Onumah or an equally qualified member of her team. Skin of All Color works closely with every single patient to create personalized treatment plans to address the specific type of rosacea and may include laser treatments, medication, lifestyle modification, etc. Our treatment plans are designed to reduce the symptoms of rosacea and help restore confidence in healthy skin. Contact our office today to book a consultation.
What are the Symptoms of Rosacea?
Rosacea is a condition that causes redness on the face, specifically the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. It may occur intermittently with varying severity. The redness may worsen with exposure to certain triggers. Other symptoms of rosacea include:
- Small visible blood vessels (Telangiectasias)
- Thickening of the skin on the nose, checks and/or forehead
- Burning, stinging, itching, or tightness of the skin
- Redness, swelling, watering or itchy eyes
- Rhinophyma (bumps on the nose that may develop if rosacea is left untreated)
What are the Triggers of Rosacea?
Sources that trigger rosacea flares may include sun exposure, hot or cold weather, heat, consumption of alcohol, caffeine, anxiety, stress, and spicy foods. Individuals with rosacea are often encouraged to avoid these triggers through lifestyle changes, following a specific skin care regimen, and wearing sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Rosacea Treatments in NJ?
Dr. Onumah has extensive experience offering treatment for rosacea in Princeton, NJ. With the use of topical formulas and state-of-the-art laser technology, Dr. Onumah has successfully reduced the symptoms of rosacea including the redness and inflammation.
Within just a few sessions, you will notice significant improvement in your skin tone and texture. Skin of All Color prides itself in only using lasers that are safe and effective on all skin types.
What Results Will I see after Laser Treatment?
Patients treated with the required number of laser treatments will often see:
- Even tone and clearer
- Less redness
Lasting benefits depend on several factors including the condition being treated and your lifestyle and your home skin care. We review with you your personalized aftercare instructions and skincare regimen to maintain your results.
Why Choose Dr. Onumah for Rosacea Treatment in New Jersey?
Thanks to her extensive training and experience, Dr. Onumah can treat men and women of all skin types who come to her Princeton office with skin concerns. She creates personalized plans that include a series of treatment options to help her patients reduce and manage the symptoms associated with rosacea.
At Skin of All Color, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all solution to treating rosacea in our Princeton office. As a result, Dr. Onumah and her team of highly qualified experts work closely with each patient to create tailored plans that only include treatment methods that have been successfully tried and tested.
Recovery and Downtime
The recovery and downtime process varies from one patient to the other depending on their symptoms and the severity of their rosacea. After laser treatment, your skin will feel warm, like a mild sunburn. It is possible to have redness and swelling for up to 3-days after treatment depending on your specific treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Onumah will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.
What is the main cause of rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is not yet well known, but it is thought to involve the immune system and genetics may play a role as rosacea tends to run in families.
What happens if rosacea goes untreated?
If left untreated, rosacea can worsen, eventually leading to significant damage to both the skin, and in some cases, the eyes.
Are the laser procedures painful?
Typically, most patients feel minor discomfort during the procedure. Our lasers have patented cooling devices which cools the skin, increasing comfort and minimizing side effects such as redness. In some cases, we use a topical cream anesthesia to minimize any discomfort.
How many Treatments are Required?
Some red spots disappear very quickly and require only one or two treatment sessions. Other patients require multiple treatments to obtain the maximum benefit and sustained results.
What are the risks of rosacea treatment?
Rosacea treatment typically does not require any downtime. While you may continue with your day as usual after your treatment, it is normal to experience slight redness and discomfort for a couple of hours. It is possible to have redness and swelling for up to 3-days after treatment depending on your specific treatment. In some cases, you may have a laser bruise called purpura that usually dissipates on its own within 3 to 5 days.
Are these Procedures Covered by Insurance?
Laser treatment is oftentimes not considered medically necessary and consequently is not covered by insurance.
Need more information on rosacea treatments in Princeton, NJ? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Onumah today or phone us at 609-250-7198.