- 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
- Topical medicines
- Oral antibiotics
- Avoidance of tripwires – Rosacea Tripwires
- Dilated blood vessels can be obliterated nicely with an electrocautery or laser therapy
Rosacea Awareness Month