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Rosacea Awareness Month

April 2023 is Rosacea awareness month; therefore, we are focusing our latest blog on this often-undiagnosed condition. Rosacea (pronounced “roh-zay-shuh”) is a common skin condition which according to the National Rosacea Society affects approximately 415 million people. Unfortunately, this figure is possibly much higher due to the underreporting and diagnosis of the condition. Rosacea can start at any age but is less prominent in children. Women are more commonly affected but if men are affected it is often quite severe.

Rosacea is a chronic disorder of the facial skin that is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins at any time after age 30 as a flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may appear intermittently. The redness on the face can become more persistent, and small blood vessels may appear the longer the condition has been present. If treatment is not offered then the condition can progress to bumps and pimples may develop, in severe cases the nose may become swollen from excess tissue. In 50% of patients, the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot.

There are different types of Rosacea which include:

· Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

· Papulopustular Rosacea

· Phymatous Rosacea

· Ocular Rosacea

The person suffering with Rosacea may start to recognise triggers of the condition which often include alcohol, exercise, caffeine and spicy foods however, this list is not exhaustive, and we have added some useful websites which offer advice on this condition. It is worthwhile to keep a diary to start to understand the triggers which exacerbate your condition.

Although there is currently no cure for Rosacea there are many treatments that can help with symptom management, for instance specific skin care and light therapy, such as the Celluma light we offer in clinic. If you would like a skin consultation please contact us.

Useful Websites:



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