Rosacea is a common skin disorder that causes redness, an acne-like rash and swelling of the face. It can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest and back. Eye symptoms are also reported by many people with rosacea. The disorder occurs most commonly in people 30 to 50 years of age. Rosacea’s cause remains unknown but it appears to involve a combination of genetics and environmental factors. It is not contagious. While there is no cure for rosacea, Corederm professionals can recommend a variety of safe and effective treatments to reduce its appearance and prevent further progression. If allowed to worsen over a long period, symptoms of rosacea become difficult to treat.
Treatments for rosacea include oral and topical medications, lifestyle modifications, laser and light therapies and surgical procedures used largely for advanced cases.