Rosacea is a common skin condition which occurs more often in adults with fair skin and blue eyes, but also tends to run in some families. If you have a blood relative with severe acne or rosacea, you have a greater risk of getting rosacea.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Redness across the nose and cheeks.
  • Tender acne-like breakouts which do not have a “head” (pustule) and usually there are no blackheads.
  • You may blush or flush easily and small facial veins may appear enlarged.
  • Enlarged pores (oil glands) which can develop into a bulbous nose (rhinophyma).

There are several specific treatments which can control the acne-like breakouts and also the redness – but the treatments can also, over time, prevent worsening of the condition and can definitely improve the appearance of the condition.

It is best to discuss treatment options with a Dermatologist.