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Treatment for rosacea restores Algonquin complexions

rosacea treatment from Illinois Dermatologist Rosacea is a common chronic skin disease that causes facial redness and the occasional appearance of small, red, pus-filled bumps. The rosiness associated with rosacea tends to be found on the face, but it can spread to neck, ears, chest, and back. Most cases of rosacea are not a health threat, but are definitely a cosmetic concern. Because rosacea can mimic many other skin conditions, accurate diagnosis is a critical first step to managing symptoms. Dr. Vikram Khanna helps patients with rosacea, in the Algonquin area and beyond, achieve clearer complexions.

Types of rosacea

Since rosacea has many signs and symptoms, it is broken into five sub-types:
  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea – This type causes facial redness, in combination with flushing and visible blood vessels.
  • Papulopustular rosacea – In addition to ruddiness, this type of rosacea can resemble acne with swelling and pus-filled bumps.
  • Phymatous rosacea – With this type of rosacea, skin takes on a bumpy texture, and appears to thicken.
  • Ocular rosacea – This more serious type affects the eyes. It causes redness and irritation in the eyes, swollen eyelids, and an occasional sty. Without treatment, ocular rosacea may cause chronic dry eye, leading to corneal complications, visual impairment, and potentially, vision loss.
  • Granulomatous rosacea – A dramatic variant that has prominent nodules.

Treating rosacea

While there is no cure for rosacea, Dr. Khanna works with you to determine the sub-type you may have, as well as the best treatment option. The goal of treatment is three part:
  • Identify triggers so that they may be avoided as much as possible.
  • Prevent your rosacea from getting worse.
  • Keep skin in healthy condition.
Our customized treatment protocols for rosacea include topical medications, lasers and light therapies, and oral antibiotics. After a thorough evaluation of your skin, Dr. Khanna recommends the appropriate treatment based on your rosacea, medical history, and personal preferences.

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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.