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At Cedars Dermatology we offer Rosacea treatments. Rosacea is a common rash, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects both middle-aged (age range 40 to 60 years old) and fair-skinned people. It is more common in women, but tends to be more severe in men. It is a chronic condition and, in any individual, the severity tends to come and go.
Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by redness, dilated blood vessels, small red bumps and pus-filled spots (sometimes these may only be visible with a magnifying glass), often with a tendency to blush easily. With rosacea, there may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the eyes and eyelid.
The inflammation that accompanies rosacea can be treated at our rosacea clinics on Harley Street, Elstree and Northwood with preparations applied to the skin or taken by mouth; however, these will not help the redness or blushing that may be associated with rosacea. A rosacea clinic will suggest one of the following rosacea treatments:
Rosacea clinics on Harley Street, Elstree & Northwood may prescribe oral antibiotics as they are helpful for the inflammatory element of moderate or severe rosacea. The most commonly used antibiotics belong to the tetracycline group and include tetracycline, oxytetracycline, doxycycline, lymecycline and minocycline. Erythromycin is another commonly used antibiotic. The duration of an antibiotic course depends on your response. Your doctor may suggest that you use a topical and oral treatment together.
All our consultant dermatologists are experts in moles and skin cancer screening.