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About Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition many people may confuse with acne. Though there are many types of rosacea, many people with this skin condition develop tiny red bumps on their nose, cheeks, or forehead. The team at Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, specializes in diagnosing and treating rosacea. They work closely with you to design a plan that limits flare-ups. Call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today. 

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes blotchy red skin, visible blood vessels, and red, tiny bumps on the nose, cheeks, or forehead. These skin changes may last weeks or months and then go away for a period of time.

You can develop rosacea at any age, but it’s most common in adulthood. You may be at a greater risk of developing the skin condition if you have fair skin or the skin condition runs in your family.   

What are the types of rosacea?

The dermatologists at Thomas Dermatology categorize rosacea into subtypes based on symptoms. These subtypes include:

Subtype 1

With subtype 1 rosacea, you may develop facial redness and swelling, as well as visible blood vessels, during a flare-up. 

Subtype 2

People with subtype 2 rosacea experience acne breakouts along with the symptoms from subtype 1. 

Subtype 3

Subtype 3 is a rare type of rosacea that causes the skin on your face to thicken. With this subtype, you may develop thick, bumpy skin on your nose or cheeks. You may also have large pores and oily skin.

Subtype 4

Subtype 4 is a type of rosacea that affects the eyes. People with this type may have watery or bloodshot eyes or feel like they have sand stuck in their eyes. This type of rosacea may also cause cysts on the eyelids.

What can I expect during a rosacea evaluation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Thomas Dermatology for a rosacea evaluation. The experienced team specializes in diagnosing and treating rosacea.

During the exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history, and evaluates your skin. Though they can diagnose rosacea after a history and physical, your provider may take a biopsy to rule out other conditions to explain your symptoms.

Thomas Dermatology has an on-site pathology lab, allowing the team to quickly evaluate your biopsy for an immediate diagnosis.

How is rosacea treated?

Your provider at Thomas Dermatology creates a personalized treatment plan for your rosacea based on the type and severity of symptoms. However, treatment for all types of rosacea focuses on creating good skin care habits, such as:

  • Washing your skin with gentle cleansers
  • Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily
  • Protecting your skin from the sun with wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses

Your plan may also include prescription creams, oral antibiotics, light therapy, or laser treatments. 

With the right care, the team at Thomas Dermatology can help reduce your rosacea flare-ups and improve the look of your skin. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.