Our dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is dedicated to helping you find the treatment that will resolve the condition and improve your quality of life.

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What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that is indicated by redness appearing on the face, caused by visible blood vessels. In some cases, rosacea may also produce small pustules which can flare up for a period of weeks or months before once again going dormant. Because of its similarity of symptoms, rosacea is often mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction.

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What are the Symptoms of Rosacea?

Rosacea is most often found in middle-aged women of northern European descent. Although there are different types of rosacea, they are all characterized by similar symptoms.

  • Facial redness in the middle regions of the face.
  • Swollen, puss-filled bumps which can resemble acne.
  • Dryness of the eyes or the skin of the eyelids.
  • An enlarged, red nose which can eventually develop thickened skin and a swollen appearance.

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How Is Rosacea Treated?

Treatment for rosacea is usually focused on controlling inflammation and frequency of flareups associated with the condition. Often, a combination of therapies is useful in the treatment of rosacea. Your dermatologist may be able to provide prescription topical treatments that will reduce redness and inflammation. Oral antibiotics like doxycycline may also be prescribed in order to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria that cause rosacea flare-ups.

If those treatments do not work, a prescription retinol such as Accutane has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms and frequency of rosacea. Modern laser therapies are another treatment option that could bring you relief. The first step is to have the condition diagnosed by our board-certified dermatologist.

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974 SouthPoint Road, Suite D
Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-755-8020

Fax: 704-755-8021


5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 704-542-2220

Fax: 704-542-3304


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-344-8846

Fax: 704-344-9844


7476 Waterside Loop Road #600
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-601-4381

Fax: 704-822-5997

Forest City

651 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-288-1204

Fax: 828-288-1205

Gastonia/937 Cox Road

937 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-898-8014

Fax: 704-898-8018

Gastonia/959 Cox Road

959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-866-7576

Fax: 704-866-0106

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 100

315 19th St. SE, Building 100
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

Fax: 828-325-9879

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 200

315 19th St. SE, Building 200
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-328-3500

Fax: 828-328-8777


13539 Reese Blvd W.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-892-4878

Fax: 704-892-7453


105 Delta Park Drive
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-0464

Fax: 704-482-0308

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