Occasionally mistaken for acne, rosacea is characterized by persistent redness of the face, with blood vessels sometimes becoming visible. It occurs in individuals around the world regardless of age or gender. This skin condition is common, but it requires professional medical help to treat.


Who Are At Risk?


Although anyone can be affected by rosacea, a person with the following factors has a higher risk:

  • Female

  • Over 30

  • Fair complexion or sun-damaged skin

  • Smokes

  • Has a family history of rosacea


What Are the Types?


Rosacea can be classified into four subtypes:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, with facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels

  • Papulopustular rosacea, characterized by redness and breakouts of swollen red bumps similar to acne

  • Phymatous rosacea, a rare subtype wherein the skin on the nose thickens and has a bumpy texture, causing the nose to look bulbous

  • Ocular rosacea, which includes dry, irritated eyes and swollen eyelids


What You Can Do


Rosacea can be kept under control with proper medication. Affected individuals should determine and avoid factors that worsen rosacea, such as spicy food, alcohol, exposure to the sun, or certain cosmetics. There are also topical medications and prescription drugs that can help reduce redness.


The experts of Skin MD offer medical treatment to alleviate your rosacea. Depending on your case, we may also find you to be a candidate for the anti-aging Elos skin rejuvenation, which can restore your skin’s youth and beauty together with your confidence. See how our dermatologists can help you by scheduling a consultation now.


Bring Back Your Skin’s Radiance

With the help of our dermatologists, you can easily deal with rosacea. No more worrying about excessive redness or oddly textured skin. Let the most beautiful you shine through!