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I have red marks on my cheek and under my face stubble area

Customer Question

Hello I have red marks on my cheek and under my face stubble area that won't go away.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: Nearly a year
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Like what?
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
File attached (P275VPP)
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Thanks for using just answer

let me look at the pics

Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

ok, from the pics, it looks like you have mild rosacea going on

Is this what you thought also?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I'm not sure what it was
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Im sorry but I haven't got the money to do that at the minute
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Would prefer just the char if that's ok
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Sorry, to do what?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I would prefer we just use the chat we are on now if that's ok
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Sorry, I did not suggest to not use the chat. did something come up on your side?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
it says you can ring the dermatologist for £34. I haven't got the money at this minute
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Sorry
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Can I get rid of the rosacea?
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

ok, you had me confused there. That is nothing to do with me, I think its automated by the system which is beyonf my control.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
OK sorry I was confused aswell
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Yes, you can get mild treatment over the counter for rosacea such as https://www.boots.com/health-pharmacy/medicines-treatments/skin-problems/rosacea-treatments/dermalex-rosacea-treatment-30g-10151134

you can use for 6 to 8 weeks, if no better then you might need prescription from your GP for the stronger stuff

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Can I have rosacea under my stubble area aswell?
I have no red marks under my stubble area on my neck just face. Mostly mustache area
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Doctor has prescribed me rozex. Will that work?
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Rozex? when was that prescribed?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
On Friday
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I have redness all over my face and have oily skin and blackheads on my nose that won't for away aswell
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
On the pictures you can't really see all the marks and redness
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Did the Doctor explain what Rozex was for?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I didn't see the doctor face to face but I explained the situation and says I might be rosacea and says use it. Says it for rosacea on the tube
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

Ok, so Rosacea has been mentioned before. My impression was that you had not heard of it when I mentioned it initially.

Yes that was the prescription stuff I was referring to as I had no idea you had already consulted for this and given treatment

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Over the last 4 months it has been getting worse on 1 cheek with the red marks but other cheek does not have the same marks.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Will ipl laser treatment get rid of rosacea?
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

you should try the cream given by your Dr,

Laser treatment is mainly for moderate or severe rosacea

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
OK thanks I'll give a go 1st before the ipl.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Can I put the gel over my mustache hair for the red marks underneath or do I have to shave??I don't want to shave.
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.
No you don't have to shave
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is it necessary to have a skincare routine??
I don't have a skincare routine.
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.
Not for rosacea, it's nothing to do with that
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
OK why do you think I has rosacea All of sudden over the past year??
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.
Stress
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I never thought of that. I had a holiday last year I was stressed about when the 1st red marks appeared then and I tried to clear the marks with a ipl laser but on got to do a skin patch test on it. Will the rosacea go away or am I stuck with it for life??
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.
Comes and go, depends on what triggers it
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Can rosacea cause oily skin and blackheads aswell??
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 17 days ago.

That will be the other type of acne