Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by redness, pimples, thickened tissue on the nose and or tiny vessels on the face. Rosacea is usually limited to the face but eyes can be involved as well. The true cause of Rosacea is elusive. Therefore, multiple modalities are sometimes needed to treat it.
Rosacea most often affects people with fair skin. Flushing with or without a burning sensation of the center of the face is a common complaint.
Types of Rosacea:
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
- Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
- Rhinophyma rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture of the nose
- Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.