Rosacea is a skin condition that results in redness and skin irritation on the face. Some people will notice more prominent blood vessels and acne-like pimples. Rosacea tends to result in flare-ups with healing of the skin between flares.
Signs of rosacea include:
- Facial redness
- Swollen red bumps
- Dry, irritated, swollen, or red eyes and eyelids
- Thickened skin on the nose causing the nose to enlarge
Treatment of rosacea is aimed at controlling redness and skin irritation. Sometimes combinations of treatment are used to best control symptoms. Possible treatments include topical creams and gels, oral antibiotics, oral acne medications, and laser or light therapy.
At home, try the following measures to control rosacea:
- Identify and avoid triggers of symptoms
- Protect your face with sunscreen, hats, and scarves
- Treat your skin gently
- Reduce redness with makeup products
Rosacea that is bothersome, severe, or recurrent may require additional treatment or referral to a dermatologist. Our healthcare providers will evaluate your skin and develop an individualized treatment plan that is right for you.