Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face. It causes persistent redness of the face (primarily in the cheeks and nose) and can produce small, red bumps on the forehead, chin, cheeks, and/or nose. It is normal for patients with rosacea to notice a predisposition to blushing, experience burning or stinging sensations of the skin, and have visible broken blood vessels or facial veins. Rosacea is also commonly mistaken for acne or eczema. And if misdiagnosed or left untreated, it can worsen, becoming more severe and persistant.
Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are a variety of treatments available that will reduce its appearance and prevent further progression. Treatments for rosacea are an option for any individual who believes they may have rosacea. The severity and type of rosacea varies between patients, so treatment must be customized for each individual case.