Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, pimples, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as “adult acne”, rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area. The symptoms of rosacea can be dynamic, with the onset of flushing being triggered by environmental temperature fluctuations, various foods, physical exertion and stress.
When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Small dilated vessels also may be present due to prolonged sun exposure. However, when the skin doesn’t return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it’s best to seek advice from a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.
Having your skin accurately diagnosed is the first and most important step in alleviating rosacea symptoms. Please visit your family doctor and request a Rapid Access referral to Rejuvenation Laser Dermatology and our team of skin experts will work closely with you to create a treatment plan to safely and effectively manage your skin condition.
- Prescription medication
- Topical creams