Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood condition which is estimated to affect 45 million people worldwide mostly fair-skinned people. It begins as erythema with flushing and redness on the central face and across the cheeks, nose or forehead, but can also commonly affect the neck and chest. It can consist of facial thread veins called telangiectasia, in some cases pustules, papules (acne rosacea) and, less commonly, a bulbous nose.

Rosacea may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind, and extremes of temperature. The overuse of steroid creams and certain autoimmune conditions may also induce rosacea. Often the exact cause is unknown and may just be part of the natural aging process. Rosacea is effectively treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) with minimal downtime or risk.

We also stock skincare products that will help with the general redness of rosacea.

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