7 reasons to treat acne early

Treating acne early can clear the skin, which may prevent acne scars, worsening acne, or years of living with acne. If your teen or pre-teen has acne, you may decide to let the acne run its course. The most-effective strategy, however, may be to treat acne when it first appears. Here are 7 science-backed reasons … Continued

Does rosacea increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke?

You can find out whether you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke by seeing your primary care doctor for a checkup. There’s still no straightforward answer to this question. Findings from a few studies suggest the answer is yes. Other studies have not found that rosacea increases the risk. These … Continued

Acne can affect more than your skin

Acne can feel so distressing that you just want to hide your face from the world. For many people who have acne, the skin disease affects more than their appearance. Acne can take a toll on one’s emotional health. Researchers have found in study after study that people with acne can also develop: Depression Anxiety … Continued

Do you have to treat rosacea?

Rosacea in his eyes and on his skin: Treatment can alleviate the rosacea on this man’s skin and in his eyes. Rosacea is a common skin condition, which can also affect your eyes. When rosacea develops in your eyes, it’s important to treat it. Otherwise, you could develop problems with your eyesight. Your vision may … Continued

Are your hair care products causing breakouts?

The oils in hair care products can cause tiny breakouts along your hairline and forehead. Do you have tiny bumps along your hairline, the upper part of your forehead, or both? Have you noticed tiny bumps along the back of your neck? The culprit may be your hair care products. Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products … Continued

Lasers and lights: How well do they treat rosacea?

Rosacea patient before and after 2 laser treatments: After treatment (right), the many tiny blood vessels on this patient’s cheek cleared. If you have rosacea, laser or light therapy may be a part of your treatment plan. It’s unlikely to be your only treatment, though. Different treatments for different signs of rosacea When dermatologists create … Continued

Is that acne or rosacea? How to tell them apart

Redness and breakouts on your face could mean that you have acne, but not always. A skin condition called rosacea can cause acne-like breakouts and redness. This picture can help you tell the difference between these two common skin conditions. How seeing a dermatologist can help If you think you have acne, you’ll find plenty … Continued

Rosacea treatment for acne-like breakouts

Before and after treatment for acne-like breakouts of rosacea: After 3 laser treatments (right), this woman has less redness and fewer acne-like breakouts. If your rosacea causes breakouts that look like acne, you have some effective treatment options. Here’s what your rosacea treatment plan from a dermatologist may include: Medications you apply to your skin … Continued

I have acne! Is it okay to wear makeup?

Need to use acne medication? Want to wear makeup? Apply the acne medication first. Yes, you can wear makeup, but you’ll want to choose it carefully. Some cosmetics can cause acne. When this happens, you develop a type of acne called acne cosmetica. Even women who would not otherwise have acne can develop acne cosmetica … Continued

Rosacea treatment: Eye problems

Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, or a feeling that you have something in your eyes could mean that you have rosacea in your eyes. People who have rosacea are often unaware that it can also develop in their eyes. As a result, symptoms, such as irritated or dry eyes, are often overlooked. In fact, many people … Continued