Rosacea Specialist

Hei Jin Chung, MD, FACS, RVT -  - Vein Specialist

Dr. Chung Vein Specialist

Hei Jin Chung, MD, FACS, RVT

Vein Specialist located in Phillipsburg, NJ

Rosacea has a significant impact on adults, as redness and visible veins on their face affect their appearance. Dr. Hei Jin Chung offers advanced treatment with the Excel V™ laser that safely and effectively diminishes rosacea symptoms and restores your appearance. To learn more about laser treatment for rosacea, call Dr. Chung Vein Specialist in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, or book a complimentary consultation online.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Though rosacea is often called adult acne, the two conditions are not related. Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects your face but also causes eye symptoms in about half of all those with rosacea.

There are different types of rosacea that cause specific skin problems, so you may not have all of these possible symptoms:

  • Flushing
  • Redness
  • Acne-like breakouts
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Swelling
  • Thickened skin with bumpy texture
  • Red, irritated eyes
  • Swollen eyelids

What increases your risk for rosacea?

Researchers are still exploring the exact cause of rosacea. So far, the medical community believes it's related to problems in blood vessels, sun damage to connective tissues in your skin, or an immune system reaction.

Factors that increase your risk for rosacea include:

  • Age: Between 30-50 years old
  • Complexion: Fair skinned with blond hair and blue eyes
  • History: Family history of rosacea or severe acne
  • Gender: Women are more likely to develop rosacea

How is rosacea treated?

Rosacea is known for flare-ups that certain foods, environmental factors, and emotional stress trigger. Following a flare-up, you’ll typically enter a period of remission when you’re symptom-free.

Treatment focuses on controlling your symptoms, so it begins by identifying your triggers and developing a plan to avoid them. It’s also important to use sunscreen and find gentle skin care products that don’t worsen your rosacea.

A variety of prescription medications are available to treat redness, acne-like breakouts, and thickening skin, so your treatment plan is customized to meet your symptoms. You may also be a good candidate for laser treatment of rosacea.

How does laser treatment help rosacea?

Dr. Chung effectively treats rosacea symptoms using the Excel V™ laser by CUTERA. In fact, laser therapy is a primary treatment for eliminating visible blood vessels and reducing redness.

The laser operates at a wavelength that’s absorbed by red pigments and discolorations in your skin. As a result, heat from the laser destroys the targeted pigments without damaging your surrounding skin. Your body naturally eliminates the treated tissues, so your appearance improves.

Over-the-counter products seldom alleviate symptoms caused by rosacea. If you’d like to learn whether you’re a candidate for laser treatment, call Dr. Chung or book an appointment online.