Rosacea is a common skin disease that often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin.
There are 4 subtypes of rosacea:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels
Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts
Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture
Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.
Treatment for rosacea focuses on controlling signs and symptoms. Most often, this requires a combination of skin care and prescription treatments. The type of medication prescribed depends on what signs and symptoms are being experienced. Prescription drugs for rosacea include medications that constrict blood vessels, oral antibiotics, and isotretinoin (Acutane). The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of the symptoms. Recurrence is common. Intense Pulsed Light therapy can also help reduce the redness of enlarged blood vessels.
Looking for rosacea treatment? Contact Knott Street Dermatology in Portland, Oregon for a consultation. We also meet the needs of patients from nearby Lake Oswego, West Linn, Beaverton and Clackamas.
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Tanya Wayne PA-C
Tanya is originally from North Dakota-the land of flax and canola and a place where everyone is empowered to be imperfect. Growing up active in sports lead her to North Dakota State University where she pursued a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Her upbringing set the stage for her love of sports, health, the outdoors and travel.
Tanya moved to Oregon in 2003 was accepted to Pacific University School of Physician Studies. She earned her MPAS and has been practicing medicine here for over 15 years. She is well versed in many areas of clinical practice but her passion has always been in aesthetics. Tanya is excited to be working with the team at Knott Street Aesthetics where the focus is on educating the public about evidence-based anti-aging strategies and techniques.
Aging is an inevitable phenomenon but also has a wonderful beauty we should have respect for. “
Olivia Gill LE,CAE
Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!
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