Rosacea can flare up and last for several weeks then disappear for long periods of time. In some cases, rosacea is mistaken for acne. It can appear in anyone, but rosacea is more likely to occur in women with light skin who are middle-aged. While there is no cure, it can be treated and its symptoms reduced.
The signs and symptoms to look for with rosacea can vary. Common signs include:
There is no known cause of rosacea and it is not caused by poor self-care or hygiene. There may be genetic and environmental triggers at play. Additional factors that can cause flare-ups of rosacea include:
Risk factors for the condition include a genetic history, being female, having lighter skin, having sun damage, smoking and being over the age of 30.
Photorejuvenation is a pulsed light treatment used to improve rosacea, brown and red discoloration, sun freckles, blood vessels and overall tone. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest and hands.