Rosacea (row-zay-sha) is a chronic skin condition that affects mainly the face. The first signs of rosacea may be redness or blushing that comes and goes initially. Over time, the redness may become persistent and more visible. The most common sites for symptoms are the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Sometimes, rosacea may involve the eyes as well, and include symptoms such as blood-shot eyes that feel gritty. Over half of rosacea sufferers may experience eye symptoms.
Rosacea is a chronic progressive skin disorder which is characterized by extreme sensitivity, inflammation and redness (leaky vessels), rapid loss of collagen and elastin, increased visibility of blood vessels, swollen and painful or acneic skin. The skin becomes hyper-responsive and sensitive to an external and internal stimulus such as alcohol, UV exposure, artificial cosmetics, heat and extreme temperature changes.
The treatment strategy for Rosacea includes repairing the skin barrier, calming inflammation, rebuilding the dermis, restoring antioxidants, increasing circulation and repairing broken capillaries.