Acne Or Rosacea? Knowing The Difference

02 Nov 2017 Acne Or Rosacea? Knowing The Difference

The most common signs of rosacea are also the most common signs of acne. Plain and simply stated, this is why the two skin conditions are confused and often misdiagnosed.

Unfortunately, rosacea has many times been historically referred to as “acne rosacea.” This would, of course, make you believe that the two conditions are related. However, it is now clear that there is no connection between acne and rosacea. This has often led to some confusion by the patients, and rosacea sufferers with bumps and pimples, may well mistakenly self-diagnose themselves as having acne. The two disorders require very different treatments and acne medications may even cause rosacea symptoms to get worse.

Getting To Know Rosacea

Rosacea Areas Affected: The central area of the face, usually including the nose, chin and cheeks and sometimes forehead.

Rosacea Symptoms: Tiny dilated blood vessels become visible and create redness. Bumps and pimples appear as the inflammation and redness continues. The eyes may appear bloodshot and feel dry and gritty. Additionally, the nose may become swollen in severe cases.

Rosacea Treatments: Your skin care specialist, after careful diagnosis, can prescribe oral and or topical medications. Also, speaking to your doctor about possible lifestyle changes may help to control rosacea symptoms.

Knowing Acne

Acne Areas Affected: Acne is primarily found on the face; however, it can be active on the back, shoulders, and chest.

Acne Symptoms: The skin becomes oily due to over-active sebaceous glands. A variety of lesions develop with blackheads usually in predominance.

Acne Treatment: Prescription medications and various skin treatments are offered by your physician. A consultation with your skin care specialist will determine the best route for you to take.

At Neaman MediSpa, we are here to help. We know how frustrating and complicated the treatment of rosacea and acne can be. We have had much success with various treatments for both rosacea and acne.

Complimentary Consultations at Neaman MediSpa

Neaman MediSpa serving Salem and surrounding areas, would like to offer you a complimentary consultation to help you determine exactly which fight you are up against, and come up with a very specific plan to control and hopefully eliminate your rosacea or acne symptoms. Call Neaman MediSpa today at (844) 338-4445.

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Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea

14 Sep 2017 Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea

Rosacea can be a frustrating skin condition. Most commonly identified by facial redness and flushing, this issue can cause embarrassment for many people. It can be difficult to manage, as flare-ups can happen at any time. Those who have this skin problem must treat it promptly, and Neaman MediSpa has many skin care products, Hollywood Laser Peels, and other treatment that are helping patients all across the Salem area.

Rosacea sufferers almost always get this condition in adulthood, although children and adolescents have been known to get it. Want to know more about his condition? Read on to find out more about the common signs and symptoms.

Rosacea: Look for These Signs

A red face is the most common sign of rosacea. However, it’s not the only symptom. Many sufferers also experience stinging and burning sensations in the face. Itching and swelling are also common. Rosacea can also cause fluid to build up in the facial tissues. Half of all rosacea sufferers also experience dry, flaky skin, while others tend to have oily skin. While some experience a combination of both.

The symptoms of rosacea can present themselves in a variety of ways. Some symptoms are symmetrical, meaning they appear in the same areas on both sides of the face. Others may find that symptoms appear on one part of the face only. In some cases, rosacea can affect the eyes, causing bloodshot eyes, that may itch and/or sting. If left untreated, it can lead to styes, blurriness and eye sensitivity.

Avoiding Rosacea Triggers

Rosacea symptoms are caused by triggers. Everyone has different triggers, but the most common ones include spicy foods, hot beverages, alcohol, hot baths, stress, sun exposure and certain ingredients in skin care products. It’s important to monitor your reactions to these triggers and know which ones affect you the most.

Suffering from Rosacea? Let Neaman MediSpa in Salem Help

Tired of the facial redness and frustration caused by rosacea? When lifestyle and environmental changes don’t work, a peel or other skin care options may be able to help. Let the staff at the Neaman MediSpa help you to achieve the clear, bright skin you have been desiring. Call Neaman MediSpa at (844) 338-5445 to learn more about your treatment options for rosacea.

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What is Rosacea and How Can You Treat It?

18 Jul 2017 What is Rosacea and How Can You Treat It?
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Having Rosacea can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Rosacea is a condition that causes flushed, red skin, and broken blood vessels. There can also be small red bumps that look like tiny pimples. The pores on your face can also become enlarged.

Millions of people, including both men and women, have it and it usually shows up after 30 years of age. Sometimes it goes away for a period and will re-emerge later. It can be a chronic issue that starts at the center of the face near the nose and cheeks and moves to the chin and forehead over time. It can even spread to the ears, back, eyes, and chest.

Types of Rosacea – Rosacea exists in several forms

• Papulopustular Rosacea
• Blushing Rosacea
• Telangiectatic (blood vessel) Rosacea
• Dietary/alcoholic Rosacea
• Rhinophymatous Rosacea (causes bulbous nose)
• Mite-infestation related Rosacea

Causes of Rosacea

The symptoms of Rosacea are triggered by different things for each person. Some triggers include spicy foods, hot beverages, caffeine, wine, the wind, and sun exposure. It is a good idea to keep track of when your symptoms occur and what triggers your flare ups. You should bring this information to your next medispa session or Dr. Neaman to review with you.

Treatments for Rosacea

The condition of Rosacea can be a long-term and chronic issue. However, there are some treatments that help to control outbreaks and episodes. One treatment that is especially effective at Neaman MediSpa is the Lutronic Clarity laser. This laser targets the red pigmentation and helps remove it with the body’s own immunity. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, and you can return to work or other activities once it is completed. Complete results may require multiple treatments, but you will be able to see noticeable changes after just one session. Other treatments include recommendations of skin care regimens and medications.

Free Rosacea Consultation with Neaman MediSpa in Salem, OR

The best treatment options for Rosacea would be decided after a thorough exam and free consultation to determine which type of Rosacea you are dealing with. Dr. Keith Neaman’s experience and expertise can help you manage and control Rosacea and keep you looking and feeling your best. Call Neaman Plastic Surgery at (844) 338-5445 to schedule your private consultation.

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Relax And Reverse Rosacea

24 Jan 2017 Relax And Reverse Rosacea
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Rosacea is a common skin ailment that results in extreme redness of cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Over time, Rosacea can become increasingly worse, and visible blood vessels can appear. Should it be left untreated, it can even get worse, with pimples and bumps developing causing the nose to swell and have increased tissue growth called rhinophyma.

There are a number of triggers for Rosacea from sun exposure, emotional stress, the wind, alcohol, the list goes on. Even a change in temperature can cause a Rosacea flare up.

Not only is Rosacea something of a nuisance, but it can also be painful and embarrassing. Symptoms show up unannounced in a variety of ways: red face, dry, sensitive and tight feeling skin, burning and stinging pain and sometimes bumps and pimples. It’s not an easy task to put up with Rosacea.

Get Help For Rosacea

To combat this embarrassing and many times painful condition, there are a few steps that need to be taken.

Initially, a consultation with a board certified dermatologist is of crucial importance. After you have received a Rosacea diagnosis, then you can get some help as a variety of treatment options are available.

Rosacea can be generally reversed with the use of medical grade skin health products. Following a strict skin care regimen with Zo Skin Health products can prove to be your ticket to a toned down, blemish free, Rosacea free complexion. In addition to the ZO Skin Health line, IPL therapy, and vascular lasers can be of additional help.

Free MediSpa Consultation at Neaman MediSpa

Contact Neaman MediSpa for your Rosacea consultation, and we will introduce you to our skin health line and give you hope where you are concerned. Our professional staff can help you find the way to a new, Rosacea free life – 844-338-5445.

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Medical Day Spa Treatments – Amazing!

08 Dec 2016 Medical Day Spa Treatments – Amazing!

I Need A Change And I Need It Now… What Treatments Will Feed The Need?

There are medical spa treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, Kybella and lip procedures that will definitely give you the instant gratification you are looking for.

Ever get up, look in the mirror and think, “something needs to be done, and today’s the day.” You may have been thinking about doing some sort of facial rejuvenation, but for some reason, you get up and decide you are ready!

The good news is there really are a lot of choices that can be made fairly last-minute, take very little time and you will be getting some pretty amazing results. We all want what we want and we want it now…here are some truly amazing, instantly gratifying beauty treatments that will give you what you want.


Botox, Dysport and Xeomin – easily one of the best products on the market for turning back the hands of time. It may take a week or two for full effect. Not “walk out the door” instant, but well worth the wait.

Dermal Fillers

Results are pretty darn instantaneous with this one! Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma and others give you back lost volume and fills in lines and creases. The neurotoxins and dermal fillers work well together, giving you a “liquid face lift” that will take years off of you.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels (or Micro Peels) take 5 to 7 days for the skin to peel, and things won’t be looking too good at that point. But don’t despair, when that peeling ends, you will have a new, fresh-faced look you have not seen in years.

Lip Fillers

A favorite in any medical day spa, lip fillers are instantaneous, but temporary. This treatment gives you the plumpness and youthfulness you’re looking for.


Again, not going to happen in one day, but Kybella will singlehandedly melt away that double chin you’ve been carrying around with you. Treatments may need to be repeated several times over several months, but the results are amazing!

Medical Day Spa Treatments at Neaman MediSpa

All of these beauty treatments take very little time, are not surgeries requiring significant downtime and ultimately give results that are amazing. Neaman medical day spa has top-notch, qualified and experienced technicians that will gladly show you the way to a low-key approach to improving your looks. Contact Neaman MediSpa a call today and together we will find the treatment plan that is best for you. Call us for a complimentary MediSpa consultation – 844-338-5445.

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Brighten Your Skin: Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels

19 Apr 2016 Brighten Your Skin: Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels

As the spring and summer months are upon us, many of us are looking for affordable ways to make our skin look vibrant! Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and facials are quick, affordable procedures leaving your skin refreshed with no downtime. These procedures work by removing dead skin cells and stimulating new cell growth. They are also fantastic for long-term skin care maintenance following more aggressive cosmetic laser treatments.

Chemical Peels

How Chemical Peels Help

Chemical Peels are a great way to lighten your skin, reduce pore size, and improve acne. With many different types of peels available, peels can help to balance oil secretion and reduce discoloration which are great for acne-prone skin. Other types of peels include acids which help exfoliate the skin without causing excessive irritation and dryness. This cell renewal process stimulates collagen synthesis and improves elastin fibers in the skin.

Chemical Peel Side Effects and Recovery

Slight redness, skin sensitivity and skin tightness usually persist no longer than a day. After a series of peels you can expect improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and pigment while making your skin look softer, smoother and more radiant. Three treatments are recommended 2 to 3 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments are recommended every 1 to 3 months for optimal long-term results.


What is Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a way of gently removing the stratum corneum, which is the dead outer protective layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion simultaneously infuses products that can hydrate, lighten, tighten pores and reduce acne. These enhancements offer better results and leave the skin hydrated, not dry or peeling as with traditional microdermabrasion. These procedures are adjustable from extremely light to very aggressive so we can tailor the treatment to each patient and his or her goals. Even the most sensitive-skin individual may benefit from a silk peel that has been adjusted for their skin type.

How Microdermabrasion Helps

Our highly effective diamond microdermabrasion treatment is one of the most innovative and sought after means to achieve younger looking, healthier skin. Microdermabrasion smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates collagen and elastin production to increase firmness.

The cutting edge mechanical technology employed in this treatment uses microscopic diamond chips to smooth away superficial fine lines. Microcurrent electrical therapy is then applied to boost circulation, which helps to tone facial muscles for a younger looking appearance.

Several processes occur in the skin following microdermabrasion treatment. The epidermis, or outermost layer of the skin, begins producing new cells more rapidly after your appointment, and the cells themselves form more consistent layers within the skin. This deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, increases in thickness due to an increase in collagen production. In a sense, this therapeutic treatment damages the skin in such a way that it heals itself in a healthier way, to help your skin look younger and more luminous.

For best results, we recommend a package of four to six microdermabrasion facials, with treatments every two to four weeks, to achieve dramatic results. After a full round of treatments, you can expect your skin to look younger and more vibrant, with a rejuvenated glow and more even skin tone.

Salem Medi-Spa Consultation | Neaman Plastic Surgery

If you feel like your skin looks aged, damaged or discolored, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call to learn more about whether microdermabrasion or a chemical peel may be right for you.

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Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea

11 Feb 2016 Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea
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Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It often begins after the age of 30, and most commonly affects the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin, but some people can experience symptoms on their neck, back, scalp, arms and legs. Antibiotics are the primary treatment, while changes to skin care regimens may help prevent reoccurences.

Rosacea Signs and Symptoms

Over time, the redness tends to become worse and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. In many rosacea patients, the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot.

Rosacea can have a similar appearance to acne, but the two conditions are unrelated. Rosacea does not produce the blackheads, deep cysts or lumps that are symptomatic of acne. Although rosacea can affect all segments of the population, Caucasian people with fair skin, who tend to flush or blush easily, are believed to be at greatest risk.

The disease is more frequently diagnosed in women, but more severe symptoms tend to be seen in men – perhaps because they often delay seeking medical help until the disorder reaches advanced stages.

Other Rosacea Signs and Symptoms:

  • Pimples that may be hard (papules) or puss filled (pustules).
  • Dry and flaky facial skin.
  • Burning and stinging of the skin.
  • Red, sore eyelids and a tendency to develop styes and conjunctivitis.
  • Swelling of the face and eyelids.
  • In advanced cases, the pores of the skin may become prominent and the nose may become enlarged and unshapely (rhinophyma).


Factors that Irritate Rosacea:

  • Excess alcohol
  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Smoking
  • Application of topical steroids
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight or extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Rubbing or massaging the face
  • Some facial creams and cosmetics


Getting Treatment For Rosacea

While there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, treatments are available to control its signs and symptoms.  Once the symptoms are under control, an antibiotic ointment may be prescribed on a long-term basis. Other treatments that may be used include:

  • Isotretinoin – a vitamin A derivative that may be recommended in cases of rosacea that have not responded to antibiotics, or where antibiotic treatment is not well tolerated. Taken orally, isotretinoin can help to reduce the papules and pustules that occur with rosacea.
  • Azelaic acid – a topical cream or lotion, often used to treat acne, which has proven effective in treating rosacea (This medication must not be used by pregnant women, as it can cause birth defects).
  • Vascular laser treatment – this can be effective in treating persistent telangiectasia
  • Other medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as diclofenac, can help to reduce redness and discomfort of the skin. Medications, such as clonidine, can help to reduce flushing of the skin
  • Surgery – this can help to treat rhinophyma by reshaping the nose.


Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery for a Consultation

When treatment is followed correctly, there is gradual improvement.  In some cases rosacea can recur and in others it can clear up completely.  If left untreated, rosacea will worsen and become more difficult to treat. The success of treatment depends upon how early rosacea was diagnosed and if the full course of treatment is followed correctly.  Call Neaman Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.

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