To develop an understanding of rosacea one must first define what rosacea is – put simply, rosacea is the appearance of redness or flushing on the face, most commonly appearing in the center portion of the face. Flushing or redness is usually more distinguishable on the nose, cheeks, chin and possibly the center of the forehead. As the condition progresses it may also involve the onset of spidery veins, and raised red bumps called papules.

Once erroneously believed to be caused by an excess in alcohol consumption, rosacea is often misunderstood. Many have stated that the cause of rosacea is not clearly known although many factors may contribute to it. These contributing factors are said to include, a genetic predisposition or a genetic footprint for the condition, spicy or hot foods, stressful situations, the side effects of medications, sun sensitivity, and dehydration.

While all of these factors can […]