What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea (technically called acne rosacea) is a chronic skin disease that affects millions of Americans. The cause is still unknown, but there are many treatment options for it.

Rosacea’s trademark symptoms include extra blood vessels, with redness on the cheeks, nose, and chin, plus pimples in those same areas. Flare-ups often occur in cycles, meaning you will experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time, then symptoms will go away before returning again. In addition, eyes may be affected, becoming irritated and bloodshot.

What Are the Risk Factors for Rosacea?

There are some factors that will make you more likely to develop rosacea than others. It often develops in people between the ages of 30 and 50. It is also more common in people who are fair-skinned and have blond hair and blue eyes. There are also genetic links to rosacea, you are more likely to develop the disease if you have a family history of the condition. 

What Are Treatment Options for Rosacea?

Though there is no cure yet, there are treatments available such as lifestyle changes, laser therapy, topical retinoids, creams and oral antibiotics aimed at decreasing redness, inflammation, and acne bumps. Dr. Wechsler can help you choose the best treatment plan for you given the characteristics of your individual rosacea. 

What Is Regenlite®?

An efficacious solution for this condition is the versatile Regenlite laser, also known as the N-lite laser.* Regenlite emits a unique laser light (SmartPulse™) from a handpiece held close to the skin being treated. It supplies exactly the right amount of light energy to target structures and vessels, maximizing collagen stimulation without causing long-term impairment. The laser offers swift and effective treatments with no need for cooling or anesthesia and little or no visible after-effects and little to no downtime.

What Is the V-Beam®?

The V-Beam laser is one of the most effective therapies for treating rosacea.* This advanced vascular laser targets hemoglobin, the protein found in red blood cells. During treatment, the laser sends light pulses to the troublesome blood vessels, breaking them down and allowing them to be reabsorbed into the body. The deterioration of these blood vessels will reduce the appearance of rosacea. The V-Beam uses non-ablative lasers to deliver an effective strong beam of light without destroying the surrounding tissue, for minimal downtime post-treatment.

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Rosacea Treatment in NYC 

We treat a full range of skin conditions and address your overall well-being. If you have rosacea or believe that you may, Dr. Wechsler can offer you treatment options to help your condition. To schedule a consultation, contact us at 212-396-2500 or via email at

* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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