What is Acne Rosacea?
Acne Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, bumps, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as “adult acne,” Acne Rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily in which case the redness may come and go. It may progress to persistent redness and tiny pimples in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The eyes, ears, chest, and back may also be involved. However, unlike acne, there are no blackheads.
The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.
About 50% of people with Acne Rosacea have eye involvement (ocular rosacea). Some Acne Rosacea patients experience burning and grittiness of the eyes and should be treated to prevent severe complications.
How does a Acne Rosacea patient look like?
- Small red bumps, occasionally containing pus, appear on the face.
- These may be accompanied by persistent redness and tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin.
- Rhinophyma may develop in later stages. See Rhinophyma.
Who is at risk for Acne Rosacea?
Fair skinned adults between the ages of 30 and 50 years. It affects men and women of any age, and even children. Since it may be associated with menopause, women are affected more often than men and may notice an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics.
What is the treatment?
Identifying it early is the first step in controlling it.
- Avoidance of triggers, including hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages that make the face red or flushed.
- Good sun protection.
- Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures.
- Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
- Avoid cosmetics and facial products that contain alcohol.
- Creams, lotions, foams, washes, gels, and pads that contain various topical antibiotics, metronidazole, sulfacetimide, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids may be prescribed.
- Oral antibiotics tend to produce faster results than topical medications.
- Cortisone creams may reduce the redness of rosacea; however, they should not be used for longer than two weeks. Acne Rosacea can be treated and controlled if medical advice is sought in the early stages. When left untreated, Acne Rosacea will get worse and may be more difficult to treat.
What is the cost of the treatment?
The treatment cost will vary depending upon the mode of treatment chosen. Treatment with cortisome creams will cost more compared to that using antibiotics. A single consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor is chargeable at INR 1000/-.
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About Dr. Rinky Kapoor
Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinic, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetologist India”, etc for her evidence based expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care …Read more
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