Although it is one of the most common skin disorders, Rosacea remains undiagnosed in millions of people around the globe. In fact, most people remain completely unaware of this potentially life-disruptive condition. Although it can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems, Rosacea goes largely unrecognised, and more importantly, untreated. Rosacea can cause a red-faced look and its effects are often mistaken for acne. Severe symptoms of Rosacea can result in self-confidence and self-esteem issues, with those afflicted cancelling both social and professional engagements due to sudden flare-ups.
Rosacea can be treated but first it has to be diagnosed by a dermatologist. Be warned, Rosacea is not something that can be ignored or which will go away by itself. The symptoms will only become increasingly more severe. So it is vital you take action now. The symptoms to watch out for include redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Small visible blood vessels, bumps on face or pimples and watery, irritated eyes.
Although it cannot be cured, Rosacea can be controlled. As the symptoms vary depending on the patient, treatment is specific to each individual. There are a range of oral and topical medications which are capable of treating the redness, pimples, and bumps associated with this disorder. Such treatments are usually prescribed to gain immediate control over the condition, and subsequent long-term use of topical therapy is advised to maintain remission.
When necessary, lasers and other medical and surgical devices may be used to reduce extensive redness, correct nose disfigurement and eradicate visible blood vessels. A gentle skin-care routine can be invaluable in helping to control Rosacea. In general, non-irritating skin-care products are advisable and protection from sun exposure by using a strong sunscreen also helps. With time and experience you will be able to identify and avoid all the lifestyle and environmental factors that aggravate this treatable condition and prevent the triggering of sudden flare-ups.