Researchers identify rosacea’s genetic basis

Dr. Derek Jones and his team at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills are committed to offering treatment for rosacea, a little-understood disease that causes red coloration and bumps on the skin, which is why they were excited to see that a genetics company working with Stanford University School of Medicine Researchers has identified a genetic basis for it.

The study’s findings were published March 12 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. While dermatologists like Dr. Jones offer treatment for rosacea, which plagues an estimated 14 to 16 million Americans, advances in medical understanding of the incurable disease signal an opportunity to improve care even more.

Still, there is much a rosacea sufferer can do, even today. Early detection is a powerful tool in the fight against rosacea, as the team at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills can often employ tactics to stop its progress, and even keep it from becoming visually noticeable or physically uncomfortable.

Rosacea that has become prominent on the face is more difficult to treat, but it is never too late to visit Dr. Jones and his staff. The practice offers topical, oral, and laser treatments to mitigate the disease’s impacts. The team emphasizes getting to know each patient, because rosacea presents in a unique way on every person, so no two specific treatment plans will be alike.

There may one day be a cure for rosacea, especially if researchers remain committed to unlocking its secrets. But there is no reason to wait on seeking treatment in the meantime. A simple visit with the doctor could vastly improve your appearance and quality of life.

To learn more about treatment options for rosacea in Beverly Hills, talk to Dr. Derek Jones and his staff at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Call 310-246-0495, or request a consultation via his website.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.