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Rosacea - Acne Rosacea

Rosacea, also called acne rosacea, is a chronic disease of the skin characterized by the presence of persistent papules on the face. These papules are often associated with an expansion of permanent visible tiny blood vessels in the skin of the face that appear as thin red lines. Usually, the cheeks and nose are the first to take a purplish tint, followed by the forehead, chin and around the eyelids. In more advanced cases, rosacea can also be accompanied by edema, fluid collection located in the dermis and cause a slight swelling of the facial skin.  

Rosacea is a chronic progressive disease of vascular origin which does not lead to death; however, it can be debilitating aesthetically and even psychologically. Although rosacea can affect anyone aged 20 to 70 years, it primarily affects adults aged 30 to 50 years. Rosacea most often affects women (more than three women for one man) but men are more likely to develop a severe form called rhinophyma, a ridiculous form of acne rosacea characterized by a large, bulb-shaped, red- colored nose.  


                                                          Rosacea Stages