Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

How Much Do You Know About Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects up to 16 million Americans. However, only a fraction of rosacea sufferers are being treated. If you suffer from rosacea, you understand the significant psychological, social and even occupational problems that arise if you fail to seek treatment. Rosacea involves red flushing and acne-like symptoms on your face that tend to be triggered by environmental or lifestyle situations that are difficult to control. Therefore, it is not surprising that in surveys by the National Rosacea Society, more than 76% of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. Furthermore, 88% patients with severe symptoms reported an adverse effect on their professional interactions in the workplace and 51% have even missed work because of their rosacea condition.

Most researchers agree that rosacea is likely to be caused by facial blood vessels that dilate too easily, and the increased blood near the skin surface makes the skin appear red and flushed. However, this condition is not just the intense flushing we commonly label it to be. There are four subtypes of rosacea, with symptoms ranging from acne-like bumps, thickening skin to eye irritation and swelling.

While there is no cure for this frustrating skin condition, the good news is that rosacea treatment from a certified dermatologist is most often successful in reducing its symptoms and frequency on a long term basis. In fact, in a National Rosacea Society survey, about half of rosacea sufferers said without treatment their condition had advanced from early to middle stage within a year. A full-service dermatology practice, such as Olansky Dermatology Associates, can offer treatment for rosacea with both topical creams and laser therapy.

Sun exposure and hot weather are the leading triggers of Rosacea. However, emotional stress follows closely behind as a major cause of rosacea flare-ups. In addition to medical therapy, it is helpful to try and manage the factors that specifically trigger your rosacea, whether it be staying indoors more on hot summer days or engaging in stress-reducing activities to help with your rosacea.

Contact a dermatologist right away to learn which specific subtype your rosacea condition is and what professional treatment option is best for you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.