Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that typically affects adults, both men and women, of all races, over the age of 30. It is characterized by redness, bumps, and enlarged facial blood vessels on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. While there can also be redness on other areas of the body such as your neck, check, ears, or head, it’s less likely for rosacea to appear here. Other symptoms include burning of the eyelids and eyes.
Many people mistake rosacea for adult acne, but it is an unrelated condition. It can cause self-esteem issues as many people feel embarrassed by their rosacea.
Rosacea rarely disappears on its own, instead requiring a treatment to eliminate bumps, redness, and other related symptoms. The condition can be managed with topical and oral medications, non-irritating cleansers, daily sun protection, and further prevention of triggers for rosacea. Eastside Dermatology also provides laser dermatology treatments that target the broken blood vessels on the face in an effort to restore normal skin tone and color. It’s important to remember that it will take time for any treatment to begin producing visible results, so give it some time and try not to get discouraged.