Rosacea

Definition:

A chronic, inflammatory skin condition that may appear as persistent facial redness, broken blood vessel or bumps similar to acne. Rosacea may wax and wane; though it is a chronic condition, it can be managed with treatments and medications.

What Causes Rosacea to Flare:

Researchers suspect it may be caused by a combination of inflammatory proteins within the skin. Some commons triggers may include consumption of alcohol and spicy foods, changes in seasonal weather as well as stress.

Management Strategy:

There are many treatment options for rosacea. Rosacea can be treated medically (topical and oral medications) with light-based therapy or surgically with either a neurotoxin like Botox or with microdermabrasion.