Rosacea in Chambersburg, PA

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Treat Your Rosacea today!

Rosacea, a condition that causes the skin to look inflamed and red, usually presents across the cheeks and nose. It is often confused with other skin conditions but can be easily treated and managed when diagnosed correctly. OneSkin Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA offers a variety of treatment solutions, such as laser treatment, to lessen redness and improve your skin's appearance. Rosacea is common! And often under-diagnosed. While more common in lighter skin types, rosacea can affect skin of color as well. At OneSkin Dermatology our team is skilled at diagnosing this common skin condition across all skin types. Although there is no cure for rosacea, the right treatment regimen makes it possible to be entirely free of signs and symptoms of rosacea such as redness, prominent blood vessels, burning or dry skin. When left untreated, it may worsen or lead to persist flares. Dr. Rachel Day and our OneSkin team will create a customized treatment plan to keep your rosacea from holding you back.

What causes rosacea?

Rosacea is thought to be brought on by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Individuals of Scandinavian or Celtic descent have a greater tendency to develop rosacea, but rosacea can be seen in all ethnic backgrounds. If you have rosacea, it is likely someone in your family may have experienced severe acne or rosacea. Individuals who have bad acne have a greater chance of developing this condition later in life. 

In rosacea there is inflammation in the skin, blood vessels and nerves. Many things can aggravate the condition because they cause superficial blood vessels in the skin to dilate and that triggers more inflammation. Aggravating factors may include spicy foods, alcohol, hot drinks, sun exposure, extreme temperatures, hot showers and/or baths, anxiety, anger, embarrassment, overexertion, and specific drugs.

Are you experiencing Rosacea Symptoms?

Symptoms of rosacea may range from moderate to severe. The most common presentation of rosacea is redness of the face.  The central part of the face (cheeks and nose) is typically where the redness is the worst. Rosacea may also involve the chin and mid-forehead in more severe cases. Blood vessels in the skin become more obvious as the disease worsens. Other signs include swollen and red bumps on the face, which can look like acne. These pimple-like lesions can have pustules just like acne. The skin may also feel tender and hot to the touch. About half of rosacea sufferers have eye issues, including dry eye, irritation, and red, swollen eyelids. In rare situations, your nose can look swollen as the condition can cause the skin on your nose to thicken, leading to a bulbous look. 

OneSkin Offers Comprehensive Rosacea Treatments

Even though there's no existing cure for rosacea, there are lots of treatment choices available. Dr. Day and her team will accurately identify which of the 4 types of rosacea you have. Many individuals have more than one subtype of rosacea. At OneSkin Dermatology in Chambersburgm, Pa you will learn about the causes of your rosacea and the best way to manage each component. Treatment may include topical or oral medications. Patients can expect a 360 degree approach with a focus on results quickly. At OneSkin Dermatology there are three laser treatment options to deal with the redness and inflammation that is bothersome in rosacea.

Is your rosacea severe and uncontrolled? Dr. Day and her team are the only practice in South Central Pa offering effective solutions such as isotretinoin to clear the worst cases of rosacea.  

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Restore Your Self-Esteem

Rosacea not only causes physical symptoms but also psychological ones. Many rosacea sufferers feel anxious in public and fear social interaction because of the redness or flushing.  At OneSkin Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Day and her team will help you regain your confidence to face the world proudly. If you think you may have rosacea, please contact OneSkin Dermatology in the Greater Chambersburg, PA area to schedule your appointment today. 

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