Medical Aesthetics & Wellness
What rosacea looks like?
Tiny blood vessels, which many call spider veins, can develop. Some people see small red bumps. Usually appearing in crops, some of the red bumps may contain pus. Dermatologists call the pus-filled bumps “pustules”. If the bumps do not contain pus, they are called “papules”. These pustules and papules resemble acne, so people often refer o rosacea as “adult acne”. Unlike acne, blackheads do not develop. Rosacea also can cause the affected skin to swell. In more advanced cases, a condition called rhinophyma may develop. Caused by enlarged oil glands in the skin, rhinophyma makes the nose larger and the cheeks puffy. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks. Most people do not develop rhinophyma; those who do tend o be men.
To effectively manage rosacea, combination of treatments tailored to the individual patient is recommended. This approach can stop rosacea from progressing and sometimes reverses rosacea.
Many rosacea treatments are applied directly to the affected skin. Creams, lotions, foams, washes, gels and pads that contain topical antibiotic, azelaic acid, metronidazole, sulfacetamide, retinoids, or benzyl peroxide may be prescribed. Faster results may be seen with oral antibiotics.
Tips for Rosacea Patients:
Rosacea can be treated with the following procedures:
Is a common skin disease that frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. As rosacea progresses, people often develop persistent redness in the center of the face. This redness may gradually spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be affected.