Ask the Expert: Rosacea

Awareness Month

What are the most common lifestyle and environmental factors that aggravate rosacea or trigger flare-ups?


"There are many rosacea triggers that vary from person to person. Weather, hot drinks or alcohol, foods and medical conditions can all trigger flushing and formation of pimples and pustules. The National Rosacea Society ( is a great resource for learning about your rosacea.

The majority of medications used to treat rosacea will decrease the pimples and pustules. Two topical medications can help with redness and flushing. Often however patients complain that their skin is still red between flares. For that, Cary Aesthetic Center can offer intense pulsed light treatments that target tiny blood vessels in the skin and also stimulate tissue beneath the surface of the skin to increase fibroblast and collagen production for a younger less red appearance. Usually, three or four treatments are needed and their is minimal downtime." - Dr. Catherine Hren


How do I determine what causes a flare up?


"Keeping a diary of daily activities, events and diet can help you identify factors that cause your rosacea to flare. What triggers one person may not bother another rosacea patient at all. 

Once you have identified what lifestyle or environmental factors cause your skin to flare, avoiding them is the best way to maintain the remission that you achieve with medication. " Dr. Catherine Hren






Our Monthly Special:

truSculpt iD 

We want to spotlight one of our favorite treatments, truSculpt iD, for the month of April. truSculpt iD is a Personalized Body Sculpting treatment for any shape or body type.

  • The revolutionary truSculpt iD is clinically proven to eliminate fat in stubborn areas around your abdomen, arms, back and thighs.
  • The procedure is completely personalized to your individual needs with no downtime.
  • The treatment will only take 15 minutes per area that is treated.
  • Patients state that this is a comfortable treatment, feels like a "hot stone massage."
  • truSculpt iD treats the entire fat layer, resulting in an average 24% permanent fat reduction.

FREE with purchase of the truSculpt iD you will receive the Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment to give you faster and better results. 

Our special offer for the month of April: Receive an average of 24% FAT REDUCTION for 24% OFF when you book your appointment for truSculpt  iD. Give our office a call to schedule your consultation for truSculpt iD, at (919) 467-8556.

Product Spotlight

At Cary Dermatology, we have started to carry some new skincare products that we think our patients will love.

We want to spotlight the Revision Vitiman C+ Correcting Complex 30%. This product is a great Vitamin C option for people who have tried the Skinceuticals C+E Ferulic and realized it was too strong for their skin, or someone who wants to use a cream rather than a serum. 

The Revision C+ Correcting Complex 30% will reveal a brilliant glow, a more even skin tone and a more youthful appearance. Infused with their patent-pending MelaPATH® technology that illuminates, refines, and rejuvenates, C+ Correcting Complex 30%® defends and corrects the skin-damaging effects of free radicals generated by Urban Dust and High Energy Visible light (HEV or blue light).

This product is one of our new favorites, and we think you will feel the same way. We offer walk-in and curbside pick-up. 

We love to hear what our valuable patients think of our staff. Please feel free to go and give us a review on our Facebook Page, "Cary Dermatology Center." Share you experience with the rest of the Cary Dermatology Family.  
Cary Dermatology Center, Pa
101 S. W. Cary Parkway Suite 210
Cary, North Carolina 27511
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