Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on the face. Usually rosacea occurs around the nose, cheeks and forehead. In severe cases, it can spread to the neck, chest, scalp, ears and even the eyes.

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Common signs and symptoms of Rosacea are:

  • Redness of the face that worsens with time.
  • Visible blood vessels on the face
  • Bumps and pimples on the skin
  • Increased red patches on the skin
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Burning and stinging sensation

What causes rosacea?

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Rosacea often occurs in cycles. This means that the symptoms subside and then reappear. The cause of rosacea is still unknown. It may be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. It is also known that some other factors can make rosacea symptoms worse. These include: Spicy foods, Alcoholic drinks, Hot drinks such as coffee and tea, Stress, Strenuous exercise, Extreme temperature change and a skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries,




Treatment of rosacea focuses on controlling the signs and symptoms. In most cases, this requires a combination of good skin treatments and prescription medications.

The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of the signs and symptoms. Recurrence of rosacea is common.

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Oral antibiotics

For moderate to severe rosacea with bumps and pimples.

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Oral acne medications

If severe rosacea doesn’t respond to other treatments, your doctor may suggest isotretinoin. This is a powerful oral acne medication that also helps clear acne-like lesions in rosacea.

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Pure Yellow Laser

The Pure Yellow Laser targets the underlying dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias) that cause the characteristic redness of rosacea. The yellow light absorbs the light and shrinks the vessels. This leads to a reduction in the redness and flushing of the skin, a reduction in acne-like bumps and a more even skin tone.