Rosacea: The Basics

Rosacea is a long lasting, non-scarring skin condition of the face that is often misdiagnosed as adult acne. It varies in severity and does not always worsen with time. Typically, patients will experience inappropriate flushing that is not usually associated with sweating and/or persistent facial redness. It is common to have broken blood vessels (telangiectasias) on the cheeks, giving the face a reddened look. Rosacea sufferers may also experience bouts of inflammation that cause red papules (small bumps) or pustules. There are a multitude of treatment options available for rosacea, including topical products, light therapies, and oral medications.

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