Rosacea is a condition of the skin that often affects the face. It may also affect the neck, chest, or other parts of the body. Often characterized by redness, pimples, and broken blood vessels, rosacea typically begins in middle age (between 30 and 60). Fair-skinned people and women in menopause are more likely to develop it.
There is no known cause of rosacea, and it affects more than 14 million Americans. Adults are more likely to develop this disorder, and it is generally more common in women, but men can also be affected. Although it can affect individuals of any race and color, it appears to be more prevalent in Caucasians and whites.
Rosacea usually causes redness on the cheeks and nose in people with fair skin. It is common for patients to notice an increase in the number of red bumps and pimples over time. It is common for inflammation to worsen over time, resulting in even more redness.
Rosacea can be classified into four types:
The exact cause of rosacea is not clearly known, but it may be related to problems with the small blood vessels of the face. These vessels may become inflamed and swollen over time. Additional factors may include:
- Having large pores on the face.
- Being sensitive to certain substances (such as alcohol).
- Experiencing hormone changes.
If left untreated, rosacea usually worsens over time. Making an appointment with your dermatologist regularly is important if you suffer from rosacea so that the condition can be monitored and treated. It may be treated with prescription creams or ointments, antibiotics, or laser therapy.
Redness and pimples on the face characterize rosacea. Rosacea patients report that their skin is flushed or pinkish-red and feels warm to the touch. The forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks are the most common areas for pimples to appear on the face. Dryness, itching, and burning of the skin are also possible symptoms of rosacea.
Treating rosacea may include using creams or ointments prescribed by a physician, antibiotics, or laser therapy.
If you suffer from rosacea, you should visit your dermatologist frequently to monitor the condition. Start by contacting High Life Integrative Medicine today for an appointment.
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