Zand Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Mill Valley, CA

Have you tried countless face wash remedies but can't seem to get rid of your skin's redness? As an integrative dermatology practice, we offer a blend of holistic topical treatments and traditional rosacea remedies. Schedule an appointment to discuss personalized options for your rosacea treatment today!

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder that can cause redness, swelling, and acne-like bumps on your skin. Anyone can suffer from rosacea, but it’s most common in fair-skinned individuals, often women, over 30.

Rosacea typically occurs on the nose and face, but in some cases can even be found on the scalp, ears, neck, or chest. If left untreated, rosacea often worsens with time.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Depending on the subtype of rosacea you are suffering from, your symptoms may vary, and many of them come and go in a series of flare-ups and remissions. The most common symptoms include:

  • Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face
  • Bumps or pimples on the face
  • Watery or irritated eyes

What causes rosacea?

Unfortunately, the real cause of rosacea is unknown, but it’s most likely a combination of environmental and hereditary factors. Numerous determinants can trigger rosacea, such as:

  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Sun exposure
  • Emotional stress
  • Intense exercise
  • Harsh weather

How is rosacea treated?

Since the cause of rosacea is widely unknown, there is not a cure. However, by identifying and avoiding the triggers that seem to aggravate your condition, rosacea can be much more manageable. According to the NRS, 96% of individuals suffering from rosacea said they saw a reduced number of flare-ups when they avoided factors they believed were triggers.

Since your symptoms differ depending on your rosacea's subtype, treatment varies from person to person. Dr. Zand will design a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific symptoms and needs. She often incorporates natural and botanical therapies that are effective and calming. She gladly answers any questions you might have and will help you choose the best regimen for you.

Remember, you are not alone. The sooner you make an appointment with Dr. Zand, the sooner you will want to show off your clearer complexion. Call or schedule an appointment online. We can’t wait to see you at our stunning waterfront office in southern Marin.

"I’m so happy with how quickly my rosacea has improved. I’ve been wanting to prioritize my skin for a very long time and finally made an appointment to see Dr. Zand. In just 1 month, I feel so much more confident and comfortable in my skin — even my teenage son complimented me!"

— B.M