Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that is characterized by red patches and visibly enlarged blood vessels on the face, particularly on the nose and cheeks. Dr. Ariel Ostad is a leading dermatologist in New York who understands that rosacea can affect more than the skin — it can have a negative impact on a person’s confidence and quality of life. Ariel Ostad MD PC offers innovative therapies and customized rosacea treatment plans to reduce the signs of rosacea and prevent future flares.

Candidates

Rosacea can affect anyone, at any age, but it is most common to present in women. People with fair skin are much more susceptible to rosacea than those with darker skin. If you struggle with the embarrassment and frustration of problematic skin, and the symptoms and triggers sound familiar, then you may have rosacea. There are several subtypes of rosacea, and the symptoms and triggers can vary. The most common signs include:

SymptomsTriggers
  • Redness in the cheeks, chin, nose, or forehead areas
  • Burning or a hot sensation in the affected area
  • Red solid or pus-filled bumps (acne-like)
  • Thickening of the skin, particularly around the nose
  • Broken capillaries (small blood vessels) in the face
  • Ocular rosacea also affects the eyes, making them appear bloodshot
  • Spicy or hot food
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Stress
  • Physical exertion
  • Alcohol
  • Hot showers
  • Skin dryness
  • Hot beverages
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Procedure

At Ariel Ostad MD PC, we offer several different options to treat facial redness, visible vessels, broken capillaries, and other symptoms of rosacea. These services include:

  • Topical products: Topical products help to reduce inflammation and redness.
  • CUTERA® excel® V laser: Laser therapy can help treat the redness and prevent mild rosacea from progressing. The process works by closing off blood vessels that increase redness and flushing.
  • Laser Genesis™ by CUTERA®: The Laser Genesis™ helps to shrink oil glands and kill bacteria.
  • Oral antibiotics: Antibiotics can also help reduce inflammation and can decrease or eradicate bumps.

During your consultation with Dr. Ostad, he will evaluate your skin and determine the best approach for combating your rosacea.

Before & After

Recovery

Depending on the method of treatment, patients may notice redness or swelling for a few days after their rosacea treatment. This should dissipate over time, and an improvement in redness is noted. Several treatments may be needed to see optimal results. Other activities may be resumed immediately after treatment.

Results

There is no cure for rosacea, but learning its triggers and how to treat it is the best thing you can do for long-lasting, clear results. Ariel Ostad MD PC can assist patients in getting on the right track to a complexion they desire by helping them optimize their habits to avoid future flares.

Dr. Ariel Ostad

Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.

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