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Rosacea San Diego

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and is often associated with small, red, pus-filled bumps or skin thickening with a bumpy texture. It typically begins on the nose and cheeks, but can slowly spread to the forehead and chin and beyond. People with rosacea are often quite sensitive to the sun so it is important to use a broad-spectrum sun screen daily and wear sun-protective clothing and hats. Skin affected by rosacea may also be sensitive to chemicals, so it is important to use high-quality skin care products that don’t contain inflammatory additives. Intense pulse light (IPL) works well to treat rosacea, especially if there is primarily redness without an abundance of bumps. Light from the IPL is absorbed by the targeted blood vessels which destroys them and reduces redness. Learn more about your treatment options by clicking on the following links:

My skin is the most amazing it has ever been with Dr. Fontaine. I’ve never met a more caring, genuine and talented physician than Dr. Fontaine. His attention to detail and explanation of my erbium laser treatment gave me the confidence and trust to proceed. His wife Julie works in the office and she is kind and warm, always following through with my appointments and questions. Once I had my treatment, Dr. Fontaine sent me a text to see how I was doing, and when I had questions during the recovery, he always replied back very quickly. The results have minimized my fine lines and sun damage, and I am thrilled. I recommend Dr. Fontaine in the highest regard and will continue to go back, especially because I always feel good when I walk in!!!


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