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No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is rosacea caused by toxic foods? i know its cause is not known, but can foods like wheat and sugar aggravate it?
Will laser skin resurfacing erase damage from rosacea? My rosacea caused some holes in my skin that really bother me. Is it possible that
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. This laser also provides improvement in pore size, wrinkles and some pigment. ...Read more
Can Selenium 2.5 lotion for Rosacea cause some hair loss? I'd read it could. Only used on face though. But I noticed thinning w/in time frame of using
No: These are two separate disease processes but do share some common pathways such as inflammation which causes redness and induration(thickening) of the skin, so a treating inflammation could help both conditions. In medicine as in war, however, smart bombs are better than non-specific bombs, so in the case of acne, we target the bacteria p. Acnes and sebum overproduction, not just inflammation. ...Read more
Rhinophyma: Over active sebaceous glands may produce this appearance. Retinoids may also help decrease their activity as recommended by your dermatologist. ...Read more