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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the skin. It can occur at any age, but most often occurs after the age of 35. In advanced cases, it can look like adult acne, but it usually begins as small areas of blotchy redness. It is usually found on the cheeks and nose, but it can also appear on the forehead and chin. Rosacea can also create pimple-like bumps on the skin that can ooze and crust over. It can also result in a bulbous nose when left untreated. Many people with rosacea not only experience flare-ups with alcohol and spicy foods, but also with stress and heat. Rosacea is often rated by grades one to four to indicate its severity, four being the worst.

What causes rosacea?

Although the exact cause of rosacea is unclear, it is a result of chronic inflammation. It is more commonly found in people who are fair-skinned and who blush easily. Rosacea is more common in women than in men. There is nothing you can do to prevent rosacea, and it is not contagious.

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How do we treat rosacea?

Our dermatologists will carefully evaluate your skin in our office and make the best treatment recommendation based on the severity, extent and location of your rosacea. Your dermatologist may then recommend laser treatments, prescription medications, at-home treatments or a combination of treatments.

What other treatments are available?

A prescription for oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, tetracycline or minocycline may be given. We may also recommend topical antibiotic cream such as metronidazole to help control future rosacea eruptions.

Other Vitamin-A type medications may also be recommended. It’s important to understand that, even though rosacea can look like acne, it is not acne and may not improve with acne medications. Laser treatments may also be recommended, particularly if the rosacea is extensive.

Another option is a topical system such as the Obagi® Rosaclear System. This three-step kit includes a gentle cleanser, calming moisturizer, and prescription gel containing metronidazole, which has shown at least a one-grade reduction in rosacea after two weeks.

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What is the cost of rosacea treatment?

Because each rosacea case is unique, a quote can be provided after a thorough consultation and examination by one of our board-certified dermatologists. Once a comprehensive treatment plan has been crafted, we will provide you with a quote. We accept CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get your treatment now. Please call our office to learn more.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss rosacea treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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