Dermatology located in Fairfax, VA

Rosacea causes flushing, blemishes, and discomfort that can interfere with your quality of life and make even the most confident people feel self-conscious. The team of dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax provides effective treatments for rosacea, including prescription oral or topical medications and laser therapy. To find relief, call the Fairfax, Virginia, office to book an appointment or schedule online today.

How can I tell if I have rosacea?

Rosacea causes uncomfortable symptoms, which include:

  • Skin flushing and redness
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Acne
  • Skin thickening
  • Sensitive or burning skin
  • Skin that is rough, dry, or scaly

Most often, middle-aged women get diagnosed with rosacea, but younger individuals can have it too.

What types of rosacea are there?

Your rosacea may look different from someone else’s, and it may be a different kind. Four common types of rosacea include the following:


Also known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), this is likely the type you’re most familiar with. It causes facial blushing, lingering redness, and visible blood vessels.

Acne rosacea

Also usually observed across the nose and cheeks, acne rosacea causes acne-like bumps, blemishes, and redness.


This form is less common and causes the skin of the nose to thicken as it progresses. Over time, the nose grows rough and bulbous, requiring expert dermatological care to treat.

Ocular rosacea

Ocular rosacea causes eye redness and burning, along with the sensation of a foreign object trapped in the eye.

What can I expect from rosacea treatments?

Your Integrative Dermatology of Fairfax provider performs a thorough evaluation, reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms to focus on your treatment.

Your personalized care plan may include:

Prescription oral medications

Oral antibiotics and acne medications can treat severe rosacea symptoms, including bumps and pustules.

Prescription topical medications

Topical medications of gels or creams contain anti-inflammatory ingredients that can soothe redness, bumps, irritation, and discomfort.

Laser therapy

This form of therapy can be helpful as a long-term treatment. Laser therapy diminishes rosacea redness and reduces the visibility of blood vessels.

Avoiding triggers

The Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax team can help you uncover the source of rosacea flare-ups and avoid or manage triggers, including stress.

Beginning or adapting a skin care regimen

Keeping your skin hydrated, avoiding sun damage, and protecting your face from harsh weather conditions is vital when you have rosacea. The expert dermatologists can also offer guidance for gentle skin care and recommend products to meet your needs.

Learn more about rosacea and its solutions by calling Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax today or scheduling your consultation online.