Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that can also affect the blood vessels and nerves of the skin. The most common symptoms include redness and flushing on the cheeks and nose, but this may also affect the forehead, ears, and chin. Further development of the condition brings increased pimples, pustules, and inflamed or broken blood vessels.
Occasionally rosacea may change skin texture or even result in thickening of the skin of the nose. Rarely, the inflammation of rosacea may affect the eyes, which needs to be diagnosed and treated promptly by a Phoenix Dermatologist to prevent changes to your vision. Rosacea is characterized by flare-ups that last for weeks or months. It cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled with treatment.