Rosacea

  • What is it?
    • Rosacea is an acne-like condition that occurs on the central face (nose, cheeks, chin, central forehead)
    • It often starts with reddening and flushing
    • Red bumps (papules), whitish bumps (pustules), and dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias) often develop on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead
    • Rosacea is more common in women than men
    • It occurs commonly in patients in their 20′s and 30′s and peaks during ages 40-60
    • It rarely occurs in dark-skinned individuals
  • What causes it?
    • The exact cause of rosacea is unknown
    • May be exacerbated by stress, hereditary, and gastrointestinal disease
  • Treatment
    • Topical medicines
    • Oral antibiotics
    • Avoidance of tripwires – Rosacea Tripwires
    • Dilated blood vessels can be obliterated nicely with an electrocautery or laser therapy