Rosacea is a chronic disorder primarily of the facial skin.. It typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks and nose, that may come and go. Over time, the redness tends to become more persistent, and visible blood vessels, bumps and pimples may appear.In severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue (Rhinophyma). In many rosacea patients, the eyes are also affected.
Stages of Rosacea:
Stage 1 (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea), characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible blood vessels.
Stage 2 (papulopustular rosacea), characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples.
Stage 3 (phymatous rosacea), characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue.
Stage 4 (ocular rosacea), characterized by ocular manifestations such as dry eye, tearing and burning, swollen eyelids, recurrent styes and potential vision loss from corneal damage.
What Dr. Fam can do for you:
- Medical exam to determine the source of Rosacea
- Medical treatment
- Advice regarding proper Rosacea life style
- Advice regarding how to avoid Rosacea triggers
- Skin care management
- Appropriate skin care products