Rosacea is an extremely common experience. An estimated 14 million Americans, most in their 30’s and 40’s, are affected by this chronic skin condition. Rosacea usually begins as a simple tendency to flush or blush easily. Eventually, symptoms progress to become a persistent redness at the center of the face, typically centered on the nose.
When a person has rosacea, the small blood vessels in the face swell and become visible. Pimples appear across the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, and the nose can swell significantly. Because of these symptoms, the condition is often incorrectly called “adult acne.”
While rosacea is not curable, its symptoms are very treatable. If you experience this condition, you should seek care as soon as possible. Early rosacea treatments are often the most effective for managing symptoms. If you are experiencing inflammatory symptoms, like rosacea-related acne, see a dermatologist for treatment. Rosacea treatment typically includes oral and topical antibiotics. Once the inflammation has subsided, you can further improve the skin’s appearance with one or more of the procedures listed below.
Chemical peels are a popular chemical exfoliating treatment. There is a wide variety of treatment options, which means a chemical peel can be tailored to your specific need. Peels can be very effective in improving redness and other symptoms of rosacea.
Laser therapy is the powerful – and, often, most popular – method of rosacea treatment. The procedure substantially reduces redness and visible blood vessels to repair and refinish damaged skin. Patients require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results, but the impact is effective and long-lasting.
Medical Skin Care Products
People experiencing rosacea must be exceptionally careful about the skin care products they use. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter skincare products contain ingredients, like alcohol and acids, that will only worsen rosacea symptoms. At Zel, we offer a variety of professional skincare products, like cleaners, moisturizers, and sunscreens – that gently care for the skin without catalyzing a flare-up. You cannot find these products at a drugstore or department store, and most require a prescription.
Microdermabrasion and Vibradermabrasion
Microdermabrasion and other non-surgical treatments polish the skin’s surface, helping to repair and rejuvenate skin impacted by rosacea. They can also increase the effectiveness of chemical peels used to improve skin tone.
Phototherapy (Intense Pulsed Light Treatments)
The intense pulses of light created in phototherapy treatment penetrate the skin and stimulate blood vessels. The blood vessels then constrict, significantly reducing visible rosacea symptoms.
All rosacea treatments must be recommended and provided by a licensed medical professional. To that end, all the above post-treatment skincare options should be administered by a dermatologist or aesthetician. Rosacea symptoms do not quickly disappear on their own, and there are few – if any – safe and effective over-the-counter alternatives to the skin treatments listed above. If you want to begin rosacea treatment, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. Zel Skin & Laser Specialists is a great option for those living in the greater Minneapolis area.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.