Rosacea is a chronic but treatable condition that primarily affects the face. Rosacea may develop in many ways and at any age but commonly begins after the age of 30. It often shows on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Left untreated, inflammatory bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases, the nose may become swollen and bumpy.

Who is affected?

According to Dr. Marjorie F. Yang, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “Individuals with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily are believed to be at greatest risk. The disorder is more frequently diagnosed in women, but tends to be more severe in men.”

What are the symptoms?

While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, knowing the early signs of rosacea can help you control it early. Rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, but the most common symptoms are:

- Persistent Redness
- Skin Thickening
- Bumps and Pimples
- Visible Blood Vessels
- Eye Irritation
- Burning or Stinging on the face

How is rosacea treated?

“Because the signs and symptoms of rosacea vary from one patient to another, treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual,” noted Dr. Yang. “Oral and topical medications may be used to treat the various symptoms associated with the rosacea. When appropriate, lasers, broadband light devices, or other medical and surgical devices may be used to remove visible blood vessels.”

Managing Rosacea

Avoid known triggers!

Triggers can include:
  • alcohol
  • hot or cold temperatures,
  • wind
  • hot beverages
  • caffeine
  • spicy food
  • strong emotions
  • topical products that irritate the skin and decrease the barrier
  • medications that cause flushing
  • UV exposure

Do you struggle with Rosacea?

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