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Diagnosing Rosacea

Small red bumps ("pimples" or "papules"), some of which may contain pus ("pustules"), appear on the face.

These may be accompanied by persistent redness and the development of many tiny blood vessels ("telangiectasia") on the surface of the skin.

The skin is often sensitive, rough, dry, and may be itchy, sting, or have a tingling sensation.

Many over the counter skin products (e.g. creams, soaps) can irritate people with rosacea, moreso than people with regular skin.

In more advanced cases (mainly in men), a condition called "rhinophyma" may develop. In rhinophyma, the oil glands enlarge causing a bulbous, red nose, and puffy cheeks. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks.

Eye symptoms and signs such as grittiness, redness, dryness, and frequent styes or chalazions are also particularly common in people with rosacea.

Call the Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre (416) 633-0001 for a complete skin care consultation and rosacea treatment plan.

Call 416-633-0001 or email us today for an acne consultation. Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre is located at 4256 Bathurst St., Suite 400 (Bathurst & Sheppard) within Toronto Dermatology Centre in Toronto, Ontario, and serves patients in North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, York, Aurora, King City, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Bramptom, Newmarket, Maple, Cambridge, Pickering, Ajax, downtown, uptown, midtown, and all of Greater Toronto (GTA)

Dr. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman are dermatologists at Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre, providing complete medical, cosmetic, surgical and laser skin care. Our acne centre provides a variety of physician-grade skin care products, prescription creams and gels, prescription pills for acne, as well as a variety of services that treat acne and prevent acne such as: facials, oxygen facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion (medical-grade, SilkPeel DermalInfusion), BBL / IPL (photorejuventation), photodynamic therapy, and acne scar removal such as by subcision, TCA CROSS, fillers, excisions, and laser resurfacing using the ProFractional laser. Our physician-grade skin products include: Dermamelan, SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, ZO Skin Health, ZO Medical, Jane Iredale, Elta MD & Latisse.

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