Rosacea is a common condition that usually starts with a faint blush or redness on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin that comes and goes. Over time, the redness becomes more visible and more persistent. Acne-like pimples also can develop.
Rosacea Affects Everyone
Adult patients, both men and women, typically of European descent. There is usually a genetic component to rosacea and it tends to run in families.
Sunlight, alcohol, spicy foods, stressful situations can exacerbate the condition.
Treatments for rosacea are extremely effective. Medical treatments such as topical prescription creams and oral antibiotics can improve the acne-like component. Lasers can help reduce the redness component of rosacea with very few adverse side effects.