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Rosacea Treatments

Superior Beverly Hills Dermatology Clinic Inc.

435 N. Roxbury Drive Suite 408
Beverly Hills, CA 90210



Dr. Boris Zaks has an excellent reputation within the Los Angeles Dermatology community as having particular expertise with severe acne. His ability to create unique his treatments for his acne patients has made him one of the most sought-after Dermatologists in the country.

Dr.  Zaks has been selected as one of  the nation's premier cosmetic dermatologist in the premiere issue (September 2004) of Shop, Etc. Magazine. They noted  that our "office is one of the buzzed-about beauty destinations" and highlighted Dr. Zaks' great skill in performing Laser and Botox procedures.
 
Dr. Zaks is also mentioned as a "Top Dermatologist" in Beverly Hills in the October 2003 issue of Angeleno Magazine. They noted that he is known for "innovative treatments for Acne, Aging and Rosacea are administered with good old-fashioned attention". 

(If you would like to read the above mentioned articles, please click on our main website, www.beverlyhillsdermatology.com).


Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha), is a very common inflammatory skin condition that usually only affects the face and eyes. Characterized by redness, pimples, and broken blood vessels, Rosacea is more common in fair-skinned people. It is often mistaken by people for adult acne.


Common Rosacea SymptomsRosacea causes a range of symptoms that may include
  • Redness,
  • Uncontrollable blushing
  • Swelling
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Bumps or pimple-like blemishes
  • Skin thickening and enlargement of the nose (mostly in men)

Having Rosacea
 People who have Rosacea usually experience periods of flare-ups and periods of remission (the decrease or disappearance of symptoms). 


Although Rosacea is not life threatening, even mild symptoms can have a
negative effect on quality of life. In recent surveys by the National Rosacea Society, nearly 70% of Rosacea patients said this condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, and 41% said it had caused them to avoid public contact.

There is no cure, but medical care is available to treat this inflammatory disorder. Dr. Zaks has established a successful

Rosacea management program which incorporates all the best methods of effectively controlling and lessening symptoms.

What causes Rosacea?
The cause of Rosacea is unknown. An estimated 14 million people in the US have Rosacea. Proper treatment by a caring dermatologist will help you improve your Rosacea. Knowing your personal Rosacea "triggers" and proper skin care goes a long way toward having skin that is calmer and less reactive

Ocular  (Eye) Rosacea
About 50% of Rosacea suffers have eye symptoms which may include:

     * redness, burning, tearing, inflamed eyelids, and sensation of a foreign object in the eye

Medical Management of Rosacea


There are many  Rosacea "triggers". From food to stress, it is vital to your treatment success to learn your triggers and do what you can to avoid them.

Treatment combinations may include oral and topical medications and Vbeam vascular Laser (see below) which Dr. Zaks finds very effective  to target specific small broken vessels.

    Most Rosacea patients need a combination of therapies for the most effective results. New oral medications are now available which are proving to be very helpful. Rosacea which is left untreated can occasionally cause irreversible skin thickening and disfigurement.

    Basic Rosacea Treatment:

    • Prescription Topical treatments
    • Laser treatment
    • Oral Rosacea antibiotic medications (such as Oracea)
    • Sunscreen - Important!

    Vbeam Vascular Laser

    Redness from acne scars, Rosacea and spider veins is quickly resolved and removed with the Vbeam Laser. Dr. Zaks depends on the reliability of this laser to provide consistent and dramatic redness removal for a wide variety of problems caused by vein inflammation.

     

    Vbeam Uses:
    • Acne Scars
    • Rosacea
    • Port wine stains
    • Facial and leg    telangiectasias
    • Angiomas
    • Hemangiomas
    • Poikiloderma of Civatte
    • Venous lakes
    • Warts

    What's causing the redness in my skin?
    Redness is caused by broken small blood vessels called capillaries. This redness shows through the epidermis and draws attention to acne scars, Rosacea, spider veins on your legs and the tiny broken veins on your face are called telangiecstasia.

    How does the Vbeam Laser remove redness?
    The Vbeam laser light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the red pigment in these small blood vessels. This absorption results in heat and the heat coagulates the vessel. Because it is now shrunken and no longer carries blood, the redness goes away.

     



    What about pain?
    The sensation you have when undergoing a Vbeam laser treatment is similar to the feeling you get from having a rubber band snapped against your skin. Some patients describe it as a "pinch". Dr. Zaks goes to great lengths to make any treatment you have as comfortable for you as possible.

    Vbeam's special protective cooling
    Candela uses a patented system called "DCD", Dynamic Cooling Device, that instantly cools the skin surface before the laser beam is activated. This makes the treatment more comfortable and protects the epidermis.

    Professional Clinical Bulletins (Includes Photos)

    Clinical Bulletin - Overview for Vbeam Laser Treatments
    Clinical Bulletin - Rosacea

    Avoid These Topical Skin Treatments
    Topical steroids are used to reduce inflammation in a variety of skin disorders. They are not generally the best choice for Rosacea treatment, however. Topical steroids actually make many people's Rosacea worse and can thin the skin. Most topical steroids are only available by prescription, but some less potent products are available over the counter. Unless recommended by your health professional, avoid using them.
     
    Remember Rosacea is not acne. Benzoyl peroxide, the ingredient found in most acne creams, should also be avoided as it can aggravate the condition.

    Practical Makeup Tips
    Masking the redness of Rosacea is no small matter for women. Green tinted moisturizers and color-corrective mineral makeup are helpful in neutralizing and camouflaging excessive redness.

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