Image of a woman suffering from rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the skin of the face, characterized by frequent flushing, permanently enlarged capillaries and face acne. Rosacea is often called “acne in the elderly” – as it affects the same areas of the face as acne. In some cases, even the eyes and eyelids may be affected, with pain and burning sensation.

Who suffers from rosacea?

Rosacea affects adults in both sexes, but most often women after 30-35 years of age, with light skin and light eyes. Generally, there is a genetic predisposition to the condition.

What are the methods of rosacea treatment?

Local treatments: Redness can be alleviated with creams, gels and lotions, some of which may contain an antibiotic ingredient.
Systemic therapy:  Antibiotics or retinoids, applied orally, can reduce inflammation and minimize redness and inflammation.
Laser treatment: There are a variety of laser treatments that help to relieve diffuse redness, burning sensation, and contraction of permanently enlarged blood vessels.

Which factors worsen the symptoms of rosacea?

In the case of rosacea, certain environmental factors that may worsen complaints should be avoided:
– alcohol
– spicy foods
– sun exposure
– heat
– irritating local products, corticosteroids and vasodilators
– stress, anger, or discomfort