Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes your face to flush more often than the average person. It may also cause visible, tiny blood vessels or small pus-filled pimples on the face. Although there is no known cure for Rosacea, it can be managed using a multifaceted approach with the guidance of our SKIN team.

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Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disorder associated with oil gland abnormality and increased reactivity of the capillaries in the face. Rosacea is characterized by persistent redness, papules, pustules, and tiny, widened blood vessels to the central face. It can also be present in the eyes, also known as Ocular Rosacea. Common triggers to flushing include sun exposure, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, and irritating cosmetics.


Treatments Options

+ Laser Vein Treatment
Complimentary Skin Consultation
+ Rosacea treatment with medication (referral required)

Frequently Asked Questions

+ + What causes Rosacea?

The exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, but it is thought to possibly be linked to a dysregulated immune and nervous system. There is evidence to support that if your family member has Rosacea, you are more likely to have it.

+ + Is there a test to diagnose Rosacea?

No. Your provider will diagnose you based on your presenting signs & symptoms and a medical history assessment. It is important to let your provider know if you’re experiencing any redness, flushing, swelling, acne, burning, or stinging to your face.

+ + Can Rosacea go away on it’s own?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder, meaning many will experience periods of flaring during their life. Rosacea can be managed on a long-term basis with compliance to various treatments and lifestyle modifications.

+ + Can Rosacea appear on other parts of the body?

Rosacea is most commonly found on the vertical, central third of the face, but there have been cases of it occurring on the neck, chest, and ears. Rosacea can look like red or flushed skin with tiny pustules and papules (pimples) and telangiectasias (tiny, visible blood vessels). It can also present as Ocular Rosacea, with inflammation to the eye and eye area.

+ + How can I avoid Rosacea triggers?

Many patients find that avoiding known triggers significantly reduces their flare ups. It is helpful to keep a diary to help identify and avoid potential irritants that cause Rosacea flare ups. It’s also important to note how soon after exposure the flare happened, and for how long. And remember, not every trigger affects a patient the same but the most common reported are sun/cold exposure, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages, and irritating cosmetics.

+ + How is Rosacea treated?

Rosacea can be managed with topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments, a specialized skincare regime, and lifestyle modifications to avoid known triggers to prevent flare ups.