Rosacea/ Acne

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is often mistaken with acne, in which visible blood vessels cause redness and produce small pus-filled bumps. The signs and symptoms may heighten and flare up at one time and then completely diminish for a while. It mostly occurs on the face, usually affecting middle-aged women with fair skin. While there’s no permanent cure, treatment can control and reduce the symptoms of its existence.

Symptoms:

  • Redness in the central part of the face
  • Red pimples on the face that looks like acne
  • Eye dryness, irritation, and swollen eyelids
  • Swollen Nose

Treatment:

A combination of medication is usually prescribed, consisting of topical medicines which are applied on the skin or oral drugs (pills, tablets or capsules).

Laser treatment can be used to shrink the visibility of blood vessels.

Plastic surgery is suggested in chronic cases which cause swollen nose and puffy cheeks with thick bumps on the face.

The patients of Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif have always been satisfied due to minimal medical intervention that was prescribed to them for the treatment. It is always recommended to consult a dermatologist to follow a treatment that can reduce and control the symptoms of its occurrence.

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition in which the hair follicle gets clogged with oil and dead skin. In the climate of Karachi, acne is a common problem that most teenagers are struggling with. Usually, it’s the age factor in adolescents, and an adult, it occurs due to the sensitivity of the skin or hormonal imbalance. Acne causes clogged pores which lead to comedones (“whiteheads and blackheads”), pimples, cysts, and, sometimes, scarring. Acne may occur on the face, chest, upper back, shoulders as well as the neck.

CAUSES OF ACNE

Acne affects men and women in their teens and can continue for years or decades past puberty.

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Diet

ACNE TREATMENTS

For mild acne, most OTC medicines work. Creams and lotions are best for sensitive skin and alcohol-based gels are suited to oily skin. Most OTC medicines have Resorcinol, Benzyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, Retina A and Azelaic acid.

If acne cysts become inflamed, it leads to scarring and can be treated injecting a diluted corticosteroid. Oral antibiotics reduce the growth of bacteria and reduce inflammation for severe acne. Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif is an expert at prescribing the best medicine that would suit your skin type. It’s always recommended to consult the dermatologist instead of self-medication.

IMPROVING ACNE SCARRING

Acne scarring can be mild, moderate or severe depending on the duration and severity of past acne. Bleaching creams, chemical peels, and fillers can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars. For certain patients, lasers may also be helpful.

Contact Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif  – The Skin Clinic for acne and acne scarring treatment.