Rosacea

 
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What is Rosacea?

  • Rosacea appears as facial redness or “blushing” in the early stages, but can develop into bumps or inflammatory pustules that are often mistaken for acne.

  • Over time the chronic inflammation of the condition causes broken capillaries and tissue changes.  

  • Rosacea is sometimes called the “Celtic Curse” because it occurs in people with a Celtic heritage and can be genetic.  

Causes

  • The exact cause of rosacea is not known and there is no cure for rosacea.  

  • It is aggravated by sun exposure, heat, alcohol, hormones and exercise. 

Treatments

  •  It can be managed by lifestyle (moderating triggers), skincare to strengthen the skin, sunscreen, and light therapy treatments.