Pierre Skin Care Institute is located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is operated by Dr. Peterson Pierre, a board-certified dermatologist who was educated and trained at Stanford University School of Medicine. If you have been looking for an experienced and skilled dermatologist in the area to treat your rosacea or some other type of skin condition, look no further! Dr. Pierre can help you.
What Services Does Pierre Skin Care Institute Offer?
Pierre Skin Care Institute provides a selection of both medical and cosmetic services that include the following:
• Psoriasis treatments
• Rosacea treatments
• Laser hair removal
• Dermal fillers
• Skin tightening
• Chemical peels
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common and chronic skin condition that most commonly affects middle-aged women with fair skin. The most common and best-known symptom is persistent redness of the cheeks and nose. The patient may also develop bumps that resemble pimples. About half of rosacea patients also develop red and irritated eyes. In rare cases, the skin on the nose becomes abnormally thick, so the nose becomes bulbous. This last symptom is more common in men.
How is it Treated?
Since other conditions, like lupus or psoriasis, can cause similar symptoms, our dermatologist in Thousand Oaks will start by performing tests to confirm the diagnosis of rosacea.
While there is not yet a cure for rosacea, there are treatments available at our office in Thousand Oaks that can control the symptoms. Researchers have identified triggers that can cause a flare-up or make it worse. Such triggers include the following:
• Temperature extremes
• Exposure to the sun
• Stress, including situations that make the patient blush
• Certain medications
• Strenuous exercise
Not all rosacea patients have the same triggers, so the patient and dermatologist will have to work together to identify the triggers. Various medications may be used to treat rosacea. These can be skin creams or oral medications. There are other treatments available as well. Oftentimes, a combination approach is needed to effectively relieve the symptoms.
Consulting with Our Dermatologist
If you have rosacea, the good news is our dermatologist at Pierre Skin Care Institute can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in Thousand Oaks to learn more information about your treatment options.