Rosacea Explained

Dermatologist Dr. Helent Torok

By Dr. Helen Mary Torok, M.D., FAAD

Medina, Ohio 44256

Physician, Dermatologist

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Rosacea is an inflammation of the middle of the face that causes symptoms similar to acne. There are pimples, pustules and cysts, but there are no blackheads or whiteheads. “This is what differentiates rosacea from acne”, according to Cleveland area dermatologist Dr. Helen Torok.

While there are many prescription rosacea medications used to control rosacea, there is no known cure.

Prescription medications used by Dr. Torok and her colleagues at Trillium Creek Ohio Dermatology include topical and oral formulations. Oral antibiotics include Oracea, Doryx and Solodyn. A common topical treatment for acne rosacea is Metrogel, but sulfur based products may also be prescribed used. The medical professional at Trillium Creek also offer a new treatment to eliminate the appearance of facial veins (telangiectasias). This new treatment is called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

Dr. Torok also advises that it is important to pay attention to makeup and skin care products that are used by those with rosacea. People with rosacea have very sensitive skin so toners, alcohol based products and scrubs are not recommended.  Ingredients like green tea, copper and benzoyl peroxide can be used safely instead.

About Helen M. Torok, M.D.

Dr. Helen Torok is a nationally noted, board-certified dermatologist and the Medical Director for the Dermatology & Surgery Center at Trillium Creek. Dr. Torok is considered an expert both in medical and cosmetic dermatology, earning an excellent reputation in her specialty: diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.

Dr. Torok completed her dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University. She has authored numerous articles in skin disorders and has been published in many respected medical journals.

Trillium Creek Dermatology is a world-class dermatology, skin care, and integrative medicine center located in Medina, Ohio. Its integrated care centers offer clients and patients an exclusive combination of treatments and therapies.

To make an appointment with Dr. Torok or one of her colleagues at Trillium Creek Dermatology Trillium Creek is a world-class dermatology, skin care, and integrative medicine center located in Medina, Ohio. Its integrated care centers offer clients and patients an exclusive combination of treatments and therapies.

To make an appointment with Dr. Torok or one of her colleagues, contact Trillium Creek Dermatology at 330.725.0569. The practice is located at 5783 Wooster Pike, Medina, Ohio 44256.