Acne and Rosacea Treatment in Denver

Acne and Rosacea Treatment in Denver

We all enjoy the confidence that comes from putting our best face forward. However, for those who suffer from acne or rosacea, that can often seem impossible to do. If you’re wondering whether you might benefit from acne or rosacea treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Has your skin condition affected your self-confidence?
  • Are you reluctant to interact with friends or attend public events?
  • Do you avoid clothing that will not adequately cover your afflicted skin?
  • Have you ever cancelled or declined an invitation because of a flare-up?
  • Do you feel like your acne or rosacea could prevent you from gaining or keeping a job – or from earning a well-deserved promotion?
  • Have you ever avoided intimacy because you’re ashamed to reveal your skin condition?
  • Are you frustrated by the money you’ve wasted purchasing ineffective creams, cleansers, or concealers?
  • Does your acne or rosacea seem to rule your life?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, perhaps it’s time to consider seeking medical help. Safe, effective acne and rosacea treatment for our Denver and Boulder patients is available at the Denver Dermatology Center.

To find out which treatments might help you gain control of your acne or rosacea, request an appointment online, or phone us at 303-830-2900 to schedule your appointment today.

Acne and Rosacea: What Are They?

Acne: An extremely common skin disorder affecting teens and adults alike, acne can lead to discomfort and considerable emotional anxiety. It is caused by multiple factors, including genetics, hormones, bacteria, medications, diet, and lifestyle. Hormones trigger sebaceous glands to produce more oil. When these glands become clogged, bacteria grow in the hair follicles, leading to the formation of pimples and cysts, which then generates an inflammatory reaction. Some acne is superficial while some is deep. It can occur anywhere on the body, but common areas include the face, chest, back, shoulders, and neck.

Rosacea: Rosacea is common, but it typically affects middle-aged women and men with light skin. It is characterized initially by flushing and blushing, then by more persistent redness and swelling, followed by the development of pimples primarily involving the cheeks, nose, and chin. It is common to develop broken blood vessels, background redness, small red bumps, and pustules or cysts that resemble acne. Rosacea can also affect the eyes, making them red, dry and irritated, or causing pain, blurred vision or corneal inflammation. If untreated, the condition can worsen with time.

Acne and Rosacea Treatment Options in Denver

Acne Treatment: At the Denver Dermatology Center, your appointment begins with a thorough skin evaluation to assess your condition and rule out any underlying medical reasons for your disorder. Depending on the severity of your acne, one or more of the following therapies may be recommended:

  • Mild to moderate: topical prescription creams, gels, lotions, solutions, and/or medical-grade facials
  • Moderate to severe: oral prescription antibiotics and/or Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Severe, cystic, or acne unresponsive to treatment: Isotretinoin (Accutane)
About Margaret MIGS Muldrow, MD, FAAD

Margaret "Migs" Muldrow, MD, FAAD spent her childhood in rural Ethiopia. As a young girl, she worked in a local village clinic, an experience that ultimately inspired her to become a physician. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

To minimize and improve the appearance of scarring and redness caused by moderate to severe acne, cosmetic treatment options at the Denver Dermatology Center include JUVÉDERM®, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), and laser skin resurfacing.

Rosacea Treatment: Rosacea can be controlled, but not cured. If you suffer from this condition, a licensed dermatologist can select an appropriate therapy from the many currently available to treat your individual case. Rosacea treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center begins with a thorough medical history and exam. Following your assessment and diagnosis, you will receive a customized plan that focuses on treatment and prevention to help you achieve long-term relief from your symptoms. You will be educated on how to identify the emotional or environmental factors that trigger your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend one or more of the following medical treatment options:

  • Mild to moderate: topical prescription creams, gels, lotions, and/or solutions
  • Moderate to severe: oral prescription antibiotics
  • Severe, cystic, or rosacea unresponsive to treatment: Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Cosmetic treatment options for redness, persistent oiliness, and pimples or cysts include Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Intense Pulsed Light (IPL or IPL Photofacial) therapy, and medical-grade facials.

Treatment: Safety and Risks

For acne and rosacea treatment, the Denver Dermatology Center recommends only FDA-approved prescription medications and therapeutic treatment options that have undergone extensive safety testing. However, all treatments carry risks, some greater than others. For instance, Isotretinoin (Accutane) should not be used by women who are pregnant or think they might become pregnant. The Denver Dermatology Center team has the training and experience to properly evaluate your skin, explain potential risks, and administer treatment.

Aren’t you ready to put your best face forward? Request an appointment for acne or rosacea treatment online, or phone the Denver Dermatology Center at 303-830-2900 today.