Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face. Rosacea commonly affects middle-aged women with fair skin. At times it’s mistaken for acne or other skin conditions. Some symptoms of rosacea are facial redness with swollen red bumps and small visible blood vessels.
There are four stages of rosacea and symptoms may vary depending on what stage, it most commonly affects your face but can also affect your neck, chest or eyes, however it does affect everyone differently.
What are the stages of rosacea?
The four stages of rosacea are; pre-rosacea, with frequent episodes of flushing or blushing. Mild rosacea has visibility of small blood vessels with persistent skin redness along with dry skin. Moderate rosacea consists of small red bumps that resemble acne, followed by skin irritation of burning, stinging or itching sensations. Then there is severe rosacea that causes skin texture irregularities and thickening, rhinophyma causing facial deformation or development of a bulbous nose, enlarged oil producing sebaceous glands with skin swelling and inflammation with watery and bloodshot eyes.
Treatment for rosacea
There is no cure for rosacea but seeing your dermatologist regularly can help by going over treatment plans that best suit you like medications, oral antibiotics and cosmetic vein treatments.