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What is rosacea and how can it be treated?

Rosacea can be a chronic skin condition. It most commonly affects people of middle age, men and women equally.
And rosacea has two components to it: you get the what we call the papulopustularor the red spots on the skin. And, one can also get the redness and the flushing of the skin. And it is really, really important that we treat both of those aspects separately.
We can use various topical treatments that you apply locally onto the skin and obviously if there are quite a lot of red spots on the skin, one can treat those with a systemic agent such as an oral antibiotic.
We can also use various treatments in order to help the redness of the skin and very, very good skin care on a daily basis to keep redness to a minimum is really, really important. We can offer all of these treatment options for your rosacea here at Clinica.

More about Jennifer Crawley

Jennifer Crawley is a Consultant Dermatologist at Clinica London with a special interest in dermatology. She is an expert in both adult and paediatric dermatology and has particular interests in research, teaching and leading audit projects.
She gained a MBChB qualification from University of Bristol in 2002, after gaining BSc. (Hons) Cellular & Molecular Pathology in 1999. During following years she undertook training and gained work experience in Bristol and London.
Further she has performed a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including surgical excision of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, incisional biopsies, shave excisions and curettage and cautery.


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