What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face, which has a tendency to “flush” and then develop into persistent redness in the centre of the face and across the cheeks.

As the skin condition progresses, tiny pimples may appear across the affected area, although unlike acne there are no blackheads or whiteheads. In the past, rosacea has been termed “adult acne” or “acne rosacea”, despite having no relation to traditional acne.

What are the causes of Rosacea?

Rosacea has no known cause, but may be triggered by a tiny mite called Demodex folliculorum; this mite lives harmlessly on the skin of most people, but has been noted in higher amounts on the skin of people with rosacea.

Is there a solution for Rosacea?

When it first develops, rosacea may come and go on it’s own. If your skin does not naturally return to its normal colour, it is advised that you seek professional advice from an experienced dermatologist such as Dr Firas Al-Niaimi on Harley Street. Dr Al-Niaimi will advise you on the best way to treat your rosacea;  laser and intense pulsed light treatments are known to be a highly effective treatment for this skin condition.