Rosacea is a chronic condition that presents as persistent blushing or flare-ups of redness on the central face, usually on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and/or chin, along with a sensation of heat or burning. Blood vessels may become more prominent on the mid face and/or small red bumps or pimples similar to acne can also develop. If left untreated, symptoms will worsen and in severe cases excess scar tissue may cause the nose to swell or for the eyes to become watery, irritated, or bloodshot. Rosacea is more common in women and people with fair skin, however, it can affect people of any skin type, age or gender. While the exact cause of rosacea is unclear, treatment options are available to lessen the symptoms and ease discomfort.
Patients require a physician referral to see our dermatologist regarding rosacea.