Rosacea is a common skin condition mainly affecting the face, characterised by the skin flushing or turning red. The skin may become sore or covered in a rash of bumpy spots. The condition targets fewer men than women; however, the symptoms tend to be more severe in males.
The cause of rosacea is unknown. Antibiotics sometimes help to clear up the rash, which suggests a bacterial element to the condition, but there is no known cure. Rosacea flare-ups are linked to certain triggers such as alcohol, exercise, spicy food, stress and changes in temperature.
As the condition mainly affects the face, people suffering from rosacea often report feelings of low self-esteem and embarrassment. Certain aesthetic treatments may help reduce the symptoms of redness and the appearance of rosacea, including laser treatments and medical grade skincare.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.