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Favia Primary Care and Favia MediSpa

Primary Care Physicians & MediSpa located in Algonquin, IL & Crystal Lake, IL

If you struggle with skin redness or pus-filled bumps due to rosacea, you don’t have to live with it. At Favia MediSpa in Crystal Lake, Illinois, board-certified family physicians Philip Favia, MD, and his exceptional staff offer an array of treatments that reduce rosacea symptoms and give you the clear skin you long for. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Rosacea Q & A

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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition associated with redness, flushing, or blushing of your face. It can also produce rough, uneven skin with prominent vessels which cause distress when left untreated. 

Fortunately, experts at Favia MediSpa offer highly effective rosacea treatments to improve the appearance and texture of your skin.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Common signs and symptoms associated with rosacea include:

  • Facial flushing
  • Blushing
  • Swollen bumps
  • Burning sensations
  • Visible veins
  • Eye irritation
  • Enlarged nose

While not a cause for concern, rosacea symptoms may bother you or make you feel embarrassed.

What are the risk factors for rosacea?

While the cause of rosacea isn’t known, common risk factors include:

  • An overactive immune system
  • A family history of rosacea
  • Being female
  • Being over age 30
  • Smoking
  • Having skin that burns easily

Spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, drugs, and some skincare products may trigger rosacea flare-ups. Other possible causes are sun, wind, stress, and temperature extremes. 

How does my doctor diagnose rosacea?

Favia MediSpa specialists discuss your medical history and symptoms to find out if you have rosacea. They examine your skin during flare-ups before customizing a treatment that’s best for your individualized needs.

What are common treatments for rosacea?

Common treatments that reduce rosacea symptoms include:

Home remedies

Identify and avoid rosacea flare-up triggers to reduce unpleasant symptoms. Protect your skin from the sun and avoid irritating skincare products.


Taking medicines can reduce redness in your skin associated with rosacea. You might try topical medicine, oral antibiotics, or oral acne medicine. Your primary care provider tailors each medication regimen to give you the best outcome. 

Laser treatment

Favia MediSpa experts offer revolutionary laser technology to reduce enlarged blood vessels and make them less visible. The procedure is noninvasive and painless, but it can cause temporary skin redness or swelling. 

Your specialist may suggest multiple laser treatments to give you the long-lasting results and clear skin you deserve. 

Don’t live with undesirable symptoms of rosacea when simple treatments are within reach at Favia MediSpa. Call the office to schedule a consultation, or book one online today.