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Rosacea Vs. Acne: How to Tell the Difference April 6, 2017

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Rosacea Vs. Acne: How to Tell the Difference, Princeton, West Virginia

One of the most common uncertainties people struggle with when it comes to skin care is whether they’re suffering from acne or rosacea. Because the two are slightly similar in appearance, it takes a professional dermatologist to determine which condition you’re dealing with.

For over 20 years, Dr. David Tolliver has been one of the most trusted dermatologists in Princeton, WV. His practice, Derm One PLLC, has been dedicated to helping those with everything from acne and rosacea to skin cancer. If you’re experiencing a skin issue, but you’re not quite sure what’s going on, Derm One PLLC is the place to go. Read on as they offer a quick guide to help tell the differences between rosacea and acne. 


rosaceaDespite what you may think, acne doesn’t only affect teenagers—it can affect men and women of all ages, too. The areas where people experience breakouts can vary. Acne can be found on the face, back, chest, and shoulders, and it usually causes these areas to be covered with lesions, blackheads, pimples, bumps, and nodules. If you find that your skin is oily, this could also be a sign of acne. Typically, treatments can be purchased over the counter, but serious cases may require prescription medications.


Unlike acne, rosacea only affects one area—the face, specifically the cheeks and nose. Rosacea is usually characterized by redness and tiny, dilated blood vessels. The reason some people confuse this condition with acne is because those suffering from rosacea also notice bumps and pimples on their cheeks and nose. Treatment of rosacea usually involves prescription oral and topical medications.

It’s important to know the difference between these two skin conditions because the treatments for acne differ from those of rosacea. If you still need further assistance deciphering the two, or you need a diagnosis, call Derm One PLLC today at (304) 425-9448. You can also visit them online for more information regarding all of their services.

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