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Rosacea

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that usually only affects the face and eyes. Characterized by redness, pimples, and broken blood vessels, rosacea tends to begin after middle age (between the ages of 30 and 60) and is more common in fair-skinned people.

The cause of rosacea is unknown. An estimated 14 million people in the US have rosacea.

How is rosacea diagnosed?

Rosacea is usually diagnosed with a complete medical history and physical examination.

Treatment for rosacea:

Specific treatment for rosacea will be determined by your physician based on:
  • your age, overall health, and medical history
  • extent of the rash
  • your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • expectations for the course of the rash
  • your opinion or preference