COVID-19 Update: Keystone Dermatology Partners values the health and safety of our patients. Read More about how we are addressing the current situation.

Latest Specials: Call to schedule your free consultation.

(215) 390-1449
Medical DermatologyRosacea is a very common skin condition most often seen in individuals 30-50 years old with fair skin and blonde hair or blue eyes. It often begins with the tendency for patients to flush or blush more easily. The redness then begins to slowly spread beyond the nose, cheeks, and may involve the forehead and chin. The skin is sometimes sensitive and may sting or burn. Some patients also develop red pimples (also called “Adult Acne.”) There are four general categories of rosacea, though its not uncommon to have features of more than one category.
  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: redness, flushing, visible blood vessels
  • Papulopustular rosacea: redness, swelling, pimples
  • Phymatous rosacea – thickened skin with a bumpy texture
  • Ocular rosacea – red and irritated eyes, swollen eyelids, may feel as if there is sand in the eyes
Several factors are known to cause rosacea symptoms to flare:
  • Sunlight
  • Heat
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Spicy foods
In addition to avoiding triggers, there are several different medical therapies available for rosacea. Several effective topical lotions and creams address the factors causing inflammation and the resulting redness.

I can’t imagine a better relationship with a Healthcare Provider

I have been a patient of Dr. Clifford Perlis for a number of years, and I can’t imagine a better relationship with a Healthcare Provider. Dr. Perlis is the epitome of a caregiver, and I value the exchange of information, attentiveness, dependability and a mutual respect, that is ever-present. I have a comfort level knowing I can’t change some of the healthcare issues I am dealt, but I can embrace who supports me on my “path!” Thank you for letting me “share!” Karen L. Amelang, Skippack, PA

Come See Us

Request Appointment

World Class Care

  • World-class Providers
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Full Range of Services
  • Cutting-Edge Technology

For Busy People

  • Appointments readily available
  • On-time service
  • Mon, Wed, Thurs (7:30 AM – 4 PM)
  • Tuesday (7 AM – 7 PM)
  • Friday (7:00 AM - 2 PM)
  • Multiple convenient locations
  • Email:

You’re Covered

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • Most commercial PPO plans
  • Exchange-based PPO plans
  • And more
Have Questions? Please Call (215) 390-1449