Symptoms include pimples, diffuse redness, and blood vessels on the face
Lasers can treat blood vessels and redness
Antibiotics can treat the acne associated with rosacea
Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition which affects an estimated 14 million Americans. People who are most affected by rosacea tend to be in their 30s or 40s and generally of lighter complexion.
Rosacea refers to a range of symptoms which generally start with some blushing or modest redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. As the condition progresses, symptoms typically worsen with persistent redness on the nose and cheeks. Small blood vessels begin to grow, particularly on the nose, and worsen with time. Diffused generalized redness may become constant, which may also become worse when we exercise or drink coffee or alcohol. Pimples can develop as well, furthering the misperception that rosacea is 'adult acne.'
Treatments for Symptoms Available
While there is currently no 'cure' for rosacea, the chronic symptoms often associated with rosacea can be treated effectively. Inflammatory symptoms such as acne can be treated effectively with oral and topical antibiotics. Blood vessels and spider veins associated with rosacea can be treated with lasers.
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