How are acne and the papules and pustules of rosacea different?

Teen checking the red spots on her in the mirror

If you are developing red bumps and pimples on your skin, you may assume that it is acne. However, it may be another condition called rosacea. Acne and rosacea seem to be interchangeable to some, even though they are different conditions with different causes. Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his dermatological team in Coral Gables, FL, at Florida Academic Dermatology Center can help patients differentiate between these two conditions to ensure a better understanding of the condition that is bothering the patient.

How are acne and the papules and pustules of rosacea different?

Acne is a condition that causes the development of pimples, pustules, and cysts. Rosacea is a chronic condition that causes redness and swelling on the face. It can also cause the development of papules and pustules. Although both conditions can cause similar symptoms, there are some key differences between them.

Acne is most common in teenagers and young adults, while rosacea typically affects adults over the age of 30. Acne is also more likely to develop on the face, chest, and back, while rosacea is more likely to affect the face. Additionally, acne is not usually associated with any other medical conditions, while rosacea may be associated with other conditions such as hypertension.

Acne is treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Rosacea is typically treated with topical creams or oral antibiotics. In some cases, laser therapy may be used to treat the symptoms of rosacea.

Request a visit with our team to learn more about rosacea vs. acne

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms that may be associated with acne or rosacea, it is important to see a dermatologist such as Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his associates at Florida Academic Dermatology Center for an accurate diagnosis. Treatment for these conditions can help to improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of developing serious complications.

Coral Gable, FL, area patients who are looking to demystify their condition can call our team of professionals today to request an initial evaluation and consultation visit with our experienced providers. Call 305-324-2110 today to schedule your upcoming appointment with Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his team.

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