By Nubello Hair Transplant & Cosmetic Surgery Center , Dermatology
Rosacea also called acne rosacea is a condition that causes small red and puss filled bumps on the face, affecting individuals from 19-40 years of age. This condition is fairly common with middle aged women, especially those with a lighter skin tone. Rosacea is primarily characterized by small visible blood vessels and redness of the face.
Rosacea is less common in children and people with a darker skin tone. They are usually influenced by factors such as stress, fear, anxiety, etc. The flare in rosacea may also be caused by exposure to sun, strong winds, or harsh weather conditions. These factors given, people with rosacea have a genetic predisposition towards it.
Rosacea affects the central part of the face specifically the forehead, cheeks, chin and upper area of the nose. Other symptoms may conclude conjunctivitis, swollen face, rhinophyma, skin thickening, etc. They often resemble teenage acne and are hence called acne rosacea.
It is a chronic syndrome and may last for a life time and cannot necessarily be cured. Treatments such as antibiotics and medications may be of some use to reduce the bumps that form due to rosacea. It is easily differentiable from regular acne and for the most part is self-diagnosable. If Left untreated for quite sometime, rosacea has a tendency to worsen over time.
Prompt treatment and proper recognition of rosacea help to control the condition better. A large number of oral medicines might be prescribed to treat the bumps and pimples which are often linked with this disease. A topical therapy is now available to reduce facial redness. If deemed appropriate, treatments using intense pulsed light sources, lasers or other surgical or medical devices might be used to reduce redness and eliminate visible blood vessels.