Rosacea (Adult Acne)

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disorder that may affect as many as 45-50 million people worldwide and approximately 14 million people in the United States alone. The condition is primarily characterized by inflammation and reddening of the facial skin. It commonly occurs on and around the nose, cheeks, forehead, chin, eyelids, and occasionally on the neck and upper chest. The redness sometimes progresses to visible vessels; swollen bumps, called papules, or pus-filled bumps, called pustules, that are often mistaken for adult acne; and in some cases, thickened skin that results in a red, bulbous nose. Most people with rosacea don’t even realize they have it and are not treating it. Although the red facial skin is harmless, the red-faced appearance often causes people with rosacea to be unhappy with their appearance.

What Causes Rosacea?

Scientists do not fully understand what causes rosacea. Rosacea may arise from a single specific trigger, or as a result of a combination of factors and genetics. There is evidence that certain environmental factors, foods, drinks, and medications may trigger rosacea. In addition, some researchers believe that specific living organisms may possibly even play a role in the flushing and blushing that precede rosacea.

Who Gets Rosacea?

Rosacea affects people of all ethnicities, skin colors, gender, and age. However, there are patterns in which certain groups of people are more likely to develop rosacea than others. Rosacea tends to occur in fair-skinned people more often than people with darker skin. The onset of rosacea primarily occurs between the ages of thirty and sixty, but it can also first appear in children or the elderly.
Rosacea afflicts many more women than men, and it is sometimes occurs around menopause. However, although there are more cases in women, men generally develop far more severe rosacea symptoms.

Rosacea and Adult Acne Treatment Options (not limited to):

+Oral Antibiotics
+Topical Metronidazole
+Pulsed Dye Laser

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