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ROSACEA

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness that looks like blushing and small bumps on the face that resemble acne. It’s most common on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, but can also appear on the neck, ears, or chest. Some people may experience superficial blood vessels in the face that can widen and swell. As many as half of all rosacea patients may also experience redness, swelling, and pain in their eyes.

Anyone can have rosacea, but it’s most common in individuals with fair skin. It’s a chronic condition that cycles between periods of clear skin and weeks or months of flare ups. Symptoms of a rosacea flare up include:

  • Stinging, burning skin
  • Swollen, red bumps that may be filled with pus
  • Rough, dry patches of skin
  • A red, swollen nose
  • Enlarged facial pores
  • Numerous, visible blood vessels on the face
  • Facial redness
  • Bumps on the eyelids
  • Dry/irritated eyes and eyelids
CAUSES

What Causes Rosacea?

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but some possible causes are:

  • Genetics — Rosacea often runs in families.
  • Skin mites — Some people are more sensitive to a type of mite that naturally lives on the skin, which causes irritation and redness of the skin.
  • H. pylori — An abundance of a gut bacteria called H. pylori that can cause the skin to look flushed.
TREATMENT

How Do You Treat Rosacea?

At this time, there is no known cure for rosacea, but our dermatologists have helped many patients reduce the frequency and severity of flare ups through medications and lifestyle changes. To manage the redness and bumps, your dermatologist may suggest the following:

  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Lasers to address the increased superficial blood vessels and thickened skin
  • Eye medications

Some lifestyle changes that may help patients avoid and manage flare ups include avoiding:

  • Sunlight
  • Extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Wind
  • Stress
  • Hot baths and showers
  • Spicy foods and drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Excessive sweating
  • Harsh or scented skincare products
EXAMPLES

Rosacea Photos

Do you think you may have rosacea? View the rosacea photos below to see if your symptoms are similar, and let our board-dermatologists help. We provide reliable treatments to help patients suffering from rosacea symptoms. Be sure to schedule an appointment for a professional diagnosis and personalized treatment plan

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