Diagnosis and Treatment of Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin problem that generally affects middle-aged and older people. Many people often assume by mistake that early rosacea is a normal aging change in skin and do not know that effective treatments can prevent progression of the disease which can otherwise lead to permanent skin disfiguring. Rosacea can be easily diagnosed through observation by your doctor. Effective treatments of rosacea include avoidance of triggers, antibiotic therapies, retinoid therapy, vitamin C therapy, and cosmetic surgery. Although it is not life-threatening, rosacea can produce significant facial redness and blemishes that can impact on a patient's self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life.