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Which Doctor Should I See For My Facial Flushing? (San Diego Area)

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Going to a regular derm is out of the question now

Last one I went to told me there is NOTHING I can do about my fluahing aside from trying to prevent it

Said there are no treatments of any kind

I was shocked

He said I didn't have any permanent redness yet, and until then there was nothing to be done

I want a doctor who specializes in facial flushing/rosacea prevention

Can anyone lead me in the right direction?

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Well, in some ways he is right. There isn't much you can do about flushing except to prevent triggers...but nearly everything is a rosacea trigger. It sucks, I know. You can get laser treatments which will destroy the broken capillaries and make your face look normal for a time, but new ones will eventually appear. You can use azelaic acid cream (Finacea or Skinoren brand names) which temporarily makes your skin tone look whiter, but the effect only lasts a few hours.

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