Rosacea causes, among other things, redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, or small visible blood vessels on the face. It often runs in families, or family members may also have severe acne.
There are four sub-types of rosacea, each with their own set of symptoms. The first type causes redness on the face and sensitive, swollen skin. The second type causes acne-like breakouts, including raised patches of skin. The rare third type causes thickening skin with a bumpy texture. The fourth type affects the eyes.
There are variety of options for managing rosacea, including medical and laser treatments. An important step dermatologists take is to discover individual triggers.
For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology at www.aad.org/skin-conditions