What is Rosacea?

According to National Rosacea Society, Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder, primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed, that it typically begins any time after age 30 as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, which may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. There is accumulating evidence that Rosacea is also an autoimmune disorder, although the mechanism is not fully understood.

People sometimes call Rosacea, adult acne and in certain types of Rosacea, there are pustules associated with Rosacea, mainly on the nose and around the neck. Unlike teenage acne, Rosacea does not clear with age, however there are reports that the acne pustules are infected and treatment with antibiotics is often used for the treatment of Rosacea.

Rosacea is considered to be an autoimmune condition and as such there is no cure available for Rosacea.

Below are some different types of Rosacea: