What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and small visible blood vessels on the face. This condition may also cause small red bumps that can be filled with pus. These symptoms can flare-up for weeks and then go away. Rosacea can commonly be mistaken for acne or other similar skin condtions. 

Symptoms include:

While the cause of Rosacea is still unknown genetic and environmental factors are a consideration as to why this condition appears. For many patients, there are triggers that can cause flare-ups. These include:

There is no cure for rosacea but there are treatments that can help control the signs and symptoms of this condition. Topical medications such a Finacea, Rhofade, and Soolantra can help with the redness of the skin. Oral medication such as Oracea, doxycycline, and Claravis can help treat the acne like bumps that may occur with Rosacea. Laser therapy and light therapy can also help with small vessels that may appear. And finally, a specialized technique called MICROTOX can be very helpful for reducing pore size, inflammation and redness in Rosacea and is performed by Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Mayha Patel! 

To get your treatment started please call us at Contour Dermatology and Cosmetics to set up your appointment

Phone: (805) 491-5992 


Dr. Mayha Patel Dr. Patel diagnoses conditions affecting the hair, skin, and nails, which often have a large impact on your self-image and confidence. Using exams, blood tests, biopsies, and other approaches, Dr. Patel frequently diagnoses eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, acne, and various types of skin cancer creating an individualized treatment plan with each patient’s needs in mind. In addition, as a board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patel has extensive cosmetic dermatology experience and knowledge in numerous state of the art interventional procedures in cosmetic dermatology such as botox®, fillers, microneedling, kybella, and thread lifts. Dr. Patel also specializes in facial contouring, concierge cosmetics, and laser based procedures. Dr. Patel frequently uses her dual wavelength laser system for treatment, as well as UV light therapies, prescription medications, and topical products with proven results.

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