What is rosacea?
Of all the reasons that cause us to blush, rosacea may be the least appreciated. A common skin disorder affecting the face, rosacea is characterized by persistent redness and dilated vessels over the nose, cheeks and chin. In some cases, papules and pustules (also known as pimples) are also present. Commonly misdiagnosed as adult acne, rosacea – and the bothersome and often uncomfortable symptoms that accompany it – can negatively impact self-esteem and cause both psychological and physiological problems if left untreated.
What causes rosacea?
Rosacea is common, but poorly understood. We don’t know exactly what causes this chronic inflammatory condition, but we do know it generally affects adults between the ages of 30 and 50, and is found more predominantly in women, as well as in individuals with fair skin. Common triggers include stress and anxiety, temperature extremes, sun exposure, certain food and drink, as well as genetics. In severe cases, rosacea can worsen and develop into a disfiguring condition known as rhinophyma (bulbous nose).
About rosacea treatments.
If you suspect you may have rosacea, Cosmedica can facilitate a professional medical diagnosis for the condition of your skin. Although there is no cure, there are effective rosacea treatment options to manage and control symptoms. We offer a range of solutions that may include topical and systemic therapies and advanced laser treatments. However mild or progressed your condition, we are dedicated to providing safe, uniquely tailored treatment. A thorough consultation of your specific concerns will assess for the rosacea treatment best suited to help you control the symptoms of this potentially life-disrupting disorder.