Rosacea is a skin condition that is commonly found on the face, especially around the nose, cheeks and forehead, although it is occasionally seen on the ears, neck and chest areas. Rosacea is sometimes referred to as ‘Acne Rosacea’, as it can look very similar to acne and can be found alongside acne conditions, but it is in actual fact a different medical condition.
Rosacea, otherwise known as ‘Acne Rosacea’, is a condition that has no proven exact cause. This said, there are a number of factors that could contribute to a breakout of Rosacea:
Your doctor or skin specialist can diagnose rosacea after assessing your symptoms. There is no specific investigation required to confirm diagnosis of rosacea, but your doctor may want to conduct some blood tests to ensure any other possible problems that could cause redness of the skin are excluded.
Statistically in the UK, 1 in 10 people are likely to develop rosacea, although many of these cases will be mild. Typically, symptoms will become noticeable in over 30 year old patients, but can occasionally occur in patients in their early 20’s. Men are much more likely to suffer with rosacea than women, and rosacea very rarely affects children. Most patients that suffer with rosacea are fair skinned, although in some cases it can affect dark skinned people.
If you are suffering with rosacea then you should seek advice from a medical professional and skin specialist. If you think you may have acne rosacea or any type of acne condition, and would like some further advice, then find your local clinic and acne specialist.