Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which primarily affects the face. Initially, it presents as facial redness. Then gradually red pimples and pus-filled bumps will appear. Rosacea may appear on the nose and cheeks where small blood vessels become visible and the condition is called rhinophyma. Rosacea may also affect the eyes and cause conjunctivitis and/or blepharitis.
Rosacea is more common in adults, women and fair skinned people.
The exact cause is uncertain but rosacea is often triggered by hot or spicy foods, alcoholic drinks, sun exposure, strenuous exercise, stress as well as very hot or cold temperatures.
The most common symptom is frequent blushing or flushing (redness) of the skin that affects the central part of the face –chin, cheeks, nose and central forehead. Small red pimples and pus-filled bumps known as papules or pustules may appear. Small blood vessels across the nose and cheeks are dilated. The area of the skin may be swollen warm and red. Other symptoms may include burning sensation, fluid under the skin (oedema), and dry appearance of the skin.
Your doctor may be able to diagnose the condition by collecting a thorough medical history and by observation of the lesions appearing on the skin.
At One Skin Clinic, you will benefit from the vast experience and expertise of Dr. Najia Shaikh who will perform a complete evaluation, identify possible triggers and prescribe treatment for the rosacea to bring back the health and vitality to your skin.