Adult acne rosacea is a common non-contagious skin condition that affects both the skin and the eye.
It most commonly appears across the cheeks, forehead, nose and around the eye.
Symptoms include facial redness, small pustules across problem areas, telangiectasias (face veins),and sebaceous gland hypertrophy.
Episodes of flushing are brought upon by a number of triggers including the consumption of spicy foods, alcohol, hot drinks, intense exercise sessions and exposure to extreme weather conditions.
How can it be treated?
A number of topical and oral antibiotics can be used to treat ocular rosacea (around the eye) and popular and pustular legions.
To treat telangiectasias, laser face vein treatment has been found to be a highly effect method.
To treat acne rosacea it is advisable to speak to your GP or a dermatologist who can advise you on the best possible course of treatment for your individual skin condition. Early diagnosis quite often leads to a much more successful results.
It is important for patients to understand all the potential rosacea triggers that can exacerbate the disease and try to make lifestyle changes where appropriate that will help minimize any worsening of their condition.