Dermatologists located in Metairie, LA
If you’re embarrassed by the appearance of your skin due to chronic acne flare-ups or symptoms of rosacea, Dr. Rachael Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Elizabeth Grieshaber can help. At Sanctuary Dermatology in Metairie, Louisiana, advanced treatment options are available to relieve your symptoms and restore the healthy look of your skin. From quality skin care products to innovative laser treatments, Dr. Terezakis and Dr. Grieshaber offer the services necessary for healthy skin. Book a consultation online or by phone to learn more.
Acne and Rosacea Q & A
What is acne?
Acne is a common skin disease that affects men, women, and children of all ages. With this dermatological condition, dead skin cells and natural oils block hair follicles under the skin, causing bacteria to grow. This bacteria irritates your skin and causes pimples.
Pimples often affect your face but can develop in other parts of your body like the neck, back, and chest. You might experience chronic acne flare-ups that result in permanent scarring of the skin.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a condition that causes pimples and redness to develop on your skin. This redness and flushing can spread across your face, ears, chest, and back.
You may also experience symptoms like:
- Acne breakouts
- Thickening of the skin
- Irritated, itchy eyes
Rosacea has no known cause, but you may be at increased risk if this condition affects a family member too.
How are acne and rosacea diagnosed?
In most cases, Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber can diagnose acne and rosacea during a physical exam. Medical tests aren’t available to confirm a diagnosis of these conditions.
Aside from the exam, Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshabe discuss your medical history to ensure that underlying medical conditions aren’t causing your symptoms.
What treatments are available for acne and rosacea?
Several treatments are available to alleviate the symptoms of acne and rosacea. Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshabe create a customized treatment plan to reduce the appearance of the condition and restore your skin’s health.
The treatment for your acne may include products, such as cleansers, soaps, and lotions, that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Using these products regularly kills bacteria and dries out the follicle-clogging oils.
Other treatments for acne and rosacea may include:
- Retinoid creams
- Prescription medications
To reduce the appearance of redness and bumps of rosacea, you may also undergo innovative Cutera laser treatments. They are an effective method for preventing acne breakouts and reducing the appearance of acne scars.