What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition often erroneously associated with heavy drinking. While skin redness can be a product of alcoholism, rosacea is a chronic disorder with a multi-faceted profile. It has no known cure, but can be managed with palliative care.

Skin redness is the most known evidence of rosacea. Our expert in rosacea in San Fernando Valley has compiled the following short list of symptoms:

• Frequent flushing of the face, especially in the nose and cheeks
• A burning sensation, or swelling of the face
• Papules and pustules on the skin
• Eye irritation
• Thickened skin on the nose, leading to an increase in size

In addition, the following are some known triggers of rosacea:

• Stress/anxiety
• Spicy foods and hot drinks
• Overexposure to heat or sunlight

Adults over the age of 30 are the most common sufferers from rosacea. More women have it than men, but men often have the most severe cases. People with the fairest skin are obviously the most high-risk group.

If you have rosacea, our San Fernando Valley skin doctor will probably start you on a routine of oral or topical medications. What follows may be a mix of lasers, intense light sources, and surgical devices for the more extreme cases, when disfigurement or enlargement has occurred.


Options for Getting an Eyebrow Lift

Each individual facial feature affects the overall look of the face. If one area is too droopy or undefined, it can give you an appearance that does not accurately affect you and your personality. Dermatology offers procedures that lift, enhance, and tighten problem areas in order to achieve the look you want. One popular procedure is an eyebrow lift.

Our dermatologist in San Fernando Valley offers two options for lifting the eyebrows – classic and endoscopic. The classic method is done by making one continuous cut beginning at the ears and traveling up to the hair line. The skin below the cut is then shifted upwards, which eliminates wrinkles and sagging around the eyebrows.

The endoscopic method involves several small cuts along the forehead. A small camera is inserted into one of these cuts so our expert in eyebrow lift in San Fernando Valley can see where to make changes. This method uses small anchorages to secure the tissue. Because this method is less invasive than the classic method, scarring is typically minimal.

A consultation appointment with our expert will provide you with a better idea of the projected outcome of an eyebrow lift for you. You will be able to discuss your needs and wants with the surgeon, and together you can decide which method is best.