Acne and rosacea are common skin disorders. Although these conditions can respond to treatment with over-the-counter preparations, many cases require medical management. Penn dermatologists treat patients of all ages seeking relief from difficult to treat or chronic acne and rosacea.
Acne is a multifactorial skin disease that affects adolescents, teenagers and adults. It is estimated that three out of four teenagers have some form of acne. In addition to emotional distress, severe acne can cause scarring. It is characterized by comedones, also known as blackheads and whiteheads, pimples and cysts.
Rosacea: A Common Skin Problem
More than 16 million Americans have rosacea, a chronic condition that predominantly affects the face but can also affect other areas including the eyes. The signs and symptoms of rosacea range from mild to severe. Rosacea is characterized by:
- flushing and redness of the face
- inflammatory bumps or pimples similar to acne
- visible red blood vessels of the face
Expert Treatment for Acne and Rosacea
In addition to identifying factors that can aggravate acne and rosacea, Penn's dermatologists prescribe topical and oral medications for treatment. Laser treatments may also be recommended for some cases of rosacea.
Acknowledged worldwide for its pioneering research in this field, Penn Dermatology is consistently recognized for its expertise in the management and treatment of all forms of acne and rosacea.
The dermatologists at Penn's Acne and Rosacea Clinic are known across the country for:
- Providing consultation services to dermatologists and other practitioners for the most complex cases of acne and rosacea.
- Their expertise in using a broad range of therapeutic options.
- Providing expert treatment of acne scars, visible red blood vessels and facial redness.
Penn Dermatology's acne and rosacea specialists work with patients to help control their acne and rosacea by identifying and avoiding external triggers and personal or lifestyle habits that aggravate the condition.