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Understanding Rosacea


What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disease that is commonly referred to as adult acne. It resembles acne in its appearance but is very different from the adolescent version of acne. The most common symptoms are facial redness, flushing, acne, bumps and eye irritation. We still do not fully understand the cause of Rosacea but many experts believe that it might be hereditary in nature.

There are environmental triggers that seem to cause flareups with Rosacea and as those become better understood they can to an extent be managed. Some triggers include sun or wind exposure, alcohol, spicy foods, warm weather and stress. It is important to not that not everyone with Rosacea reacts the same way to external triggers so it is best to keep track of which triggers seem to respond to your individual flareups.

How is Rosacea Treated?

Each condition is different enough that the best course of action is to consult with your physician on a treatment plan. Often, your provider will recommend laser therapies or intense pulse light therapies to help reduce some of the symptoms of Rosacea.