Rosacea is a common condition that causes the skin to appear red and inflamed typically on the nose and cheeks and may have associated papules or bumps which can often be mistaken for other skin conditions such as acne. Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas aggressively treats rosacea with a variety of options, including prescription oral and topical medications, a personalized skin care regimen, and IPL therapy to reduce the appearance of redness and broken capillaries. Rosacea can occur in almost anyone, but it's most common among women with fair skin. This skin condition has no real cure, but it can be manageable if it's detected and treated properly. If left untreated, the effects can worsen over time, causing symptoms to return and flare up for days or weeks. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Adean Kingston will assess your skin for rosacea and develop a custom treatment plan to help keep your symptoms at a minimum.
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"This is my first Yelp review EVER, that's how good Dr. Kingston is. I was a new patient and have suffered from chronic acne for over a decade. I printed the "New patient form" and filled it out before I arrived. I wasn't in the waiting room for more than 5 minutes. It's the most beautiful doctors office I've ever seen, all windows, clean, and very easy parking. She came in quickly and immediately questioned me about my problems. Then she did a thorough teaching session about my treatment plan, making sure I didn't have any questions before I left. And who said she doesn't look like the pictures on Yelp? WHAT?! She's even more beautiful in person, even though that shouldn't make a difference. The desk lady was incredibly nice, the nurse was incredibly nice, and obviously so was the dr. The entire appointment took less than 30 minutes in and out. I was so nervous to come to the doctor about my skin, thinking she would tell me she knew more about my condition than I did. (I've had this problem for over 10 years. I know what my skin likes /dislikes) She listened to me. She educated me. God bless this Dr!!!"- K.K. / Yelp / Dec 04, 2019
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"Office is so charming, making a trip to the doctor's office that much more appealing. Staff is extremely pleasant and welcoming. Parking is easy and free on surrounding streets. Got a photo-facial done by Mia, who took the extra step of walking me through the whole process as a first timer. It's a great way of removing sun-spots on the face. Already seeing great results! Highly recommended."- J.P. / Google / Nov 28, 2019
While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, most believe that it's caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Rosacea patients usually have other family members who also suffer from either rosacea or severe acne. Scientists believe that immune system overreaction to certain triggers such as mites, bacteria, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, and ultraviolet light can cause rosacea. These theories, however, haven't been completely validated.
Symptoms of rosacea can vary from mild to severe. A tell-tale sign of rosacea is facial redness and sensitivity to many personal care products. In most patients, the central portion of the face is noticeably red when a flare-up is taking place. The small blood vessels of the nose and cheeks also can swell and become visible. Other symptoms include red bumps on the face that looks similar to acne. The skin can also feel hot and tender to the touch. Approximately half of rosacea sufferers experience eye problems, such as eye irritation, dryness, and reddened, swollen eyelids. In rare cases, a patient's nose will appear enlarged due to their rosacea. This condition can cause the skin around the nose to thicken, resulting in a bulbous appearance.
Though there is no cure for rosacea, there are a number of treatment options available to control this skin condition, including oral and topical medications that can help reduce redness as well as the bumps (papules and pustules) if present. Additionally, IPL treatments may be used to reduce redness. For severe cases of rosacea that do not respond to the usual treatments, a course of accutane or isotretinoin may be recommended.
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Rosacea has not only physical symptoms but emotional ones as well. Patients often can be self-conscious in public and avoid social situations because of their unsightly facial redness. If you believe you have rosacea, please call Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologist and put your best face forward today. Our team is knowledgeable about cutting-edge treatments and offers hope and help to those in need of immediate rosacea relief.