Rosacea services offered in Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ


If the redness, flushing, and inflammation of rosacea make it hard to put your best face forward, turn to the experienced dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists. The team serves the communities from offices in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona, and can customize an effective treatment plan to meet your needs. To learn more about the solutions for rosacea available at Skin Care Specialists, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Rosacea Q&A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is most often seen in middle-aged women, but it can also impact younger people. It’s an inflammatory skin condition that can cause flushing, skin redness, visible blood vessels, skin thickening, acne, and other irritating symptoms.

What are the most common types of rosacea?

Your symptoms can depend on what kind of rosacea you have. The four common types are:


Medically known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), this form of rosacea is associated with visible blood vessels, increased blushing, and lingering redness.

Acne rosacea

This condition causes redness and acne-like facial bumps, usually across your nose and cheeks.


This rare form of rosacea causes the skin of your nose to thicken in advanced stages. This makes your nose grow larger and appear bulbous.

Ocular rosacea

When rosacea affects your eyes, you experience burning, redness, and the feeling that something is stuck in your eye.

What treatments can help my rosacea?

Schedule a comprehensive evaluation as your first step. The Skin Care Specialists team thoroughly examines your skin, reviews your medical history, and listens carefully regarding your symptoms and concerns before creating a personalized care plan. They may recommend:

Topical medications

Your Skin Care Specialists provider may prescribe medicated creams or gels to ease your symptoms. These topical medications contain anti-inflammatory ingredients like azelaic acid, brimonidine, or metronidazole to soothe bumps and redness.

Oral medication

If your rosacea is more severe, with bumps and pimples, you may benefit from an oral antibiotic medication like doxycycline or an acne medication like isotretinoin.

Laser and light therapies

Laser therapies can help over the long term by reducing the appearance of enlarged blood vessels and diminishing rosacea redness.

Trigger avoidance

Your provider can help you keep careful track of what causes your rosacea flare-ups and plan how to avoid triggers. If stress worsens your symptoms, developing stress management strategies may help control them.

Modifying or adding to skin care regimen

Be gentle with your skin, wear sunscreen, and keep your face protected from wind or cold. The Skin Care Specialists dermatologists can offer insight on skin care products, including Skinbetter or EltaMD brands, to meet your needs.

To learn more about rosacea care and schedule your evaluation, reach out to the nearest Skin Care Specialists office or book your appointment online today.