Rosacea is a common condition suffered by people aged 30 and older. While it is not life threatening, it often causes the misery of skin irritation and a loss of confidence.  It can cause pimple-like pustules and reddening of the facial skin, which may develop into inflamed cheeks, enlargement of the nose and watery and sore eyes.  Small blood vessels often become very visible on the face.  There is no cure for rosacea but there are a number of effective treatments.

Your first step should be to consult a Dermatologist such as Dr. Geller and his team at The Dermatology Specialists, who have a wealth of experience in diagnosing and treating such conditions.  Lessen the chance of triggering an “attack” by staying out of the sunshine and avoiding heat, spicy foods, and alcohol. Wearing an SPF30 sunscreen is recommended.  The affected skin can be treated with topical and oral antibiotics as well as other medications to provide relief.

Diagnosis of rosacea and skin rashes in NJ can involve some detective work.

Skin rashes can afflict people of all ages from infants to the elderly and all walks of life. Many can appear similar to the untrained eye, which is why it is so important to consult a specialist.

Itchiness, discoloration, changes in texture, blisters, and swelling are all common elements of rashes.  Pinning down the exact cause may require reviewing a patient’s background, lifestyle, medications, and medical history.  To help identify the cause, you may need a superficial biopsy, which is so simple that it can be done during your visit to the office.  Patch testing to identify a possible allergic cause of your rash may also be recommended.

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Office Update

In these uncertain times we would like to assure our patients that we are open to serve your dermatologic needs.

Protecting your health now is more important than ever, and the safety for our patients and staff is our utmost concern. We are adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Dermatology safety guidelines to ensure the safety of your visit to our office.

We have implemented the following procedures and steps:

  • You can now check in for appointments directly from your car, and a nurse will escort straight to your exam room.
  • Masks are required for all patients and staff, and staff members are required to wear gloves.
  • Office appointments will be spread out to minimize interactions with others and to maintain social distancing.
  • Sanitary office environment. The office is sanitized and disinfected multiple times a day, including before and after each patient visit.
  • Staff are required to wash their hands before and after every patient with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Telehealth Visits. We can also see patients virtually from the privacy and safety of their homes. For more information on the ease and convenience of a telehealth visit, please see below. Depending on your condition, we may need to see you at the office.
  • The Dermatology Specialists can now order COVID-19 antibody testing for all patients through local labs such as LabCorp and Quest. There is no cost to you per the 4/11/20 Press Release at www.cms.gov regarding Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
  • Patient and staff safety remain our number one concern.

For telehealth instructions, download the following PDF Here