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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that mainly affects the face. You may see flushing, lasting color (red, violet, or brown), acne-like breakouts, or visible blood vessels. Some people develop irritated eyes or thickening skin. Your dermatologist knows how to diagnose rosacea and create a treatment plan that can bring relief.

Overview illustration of Rosacea
Rosacea: Overview

Rosacea often begins with a tendency to blush or flush easily. Here’s why you want to get it diagnosed in this early stage.

Article about what causes Rosacea
Rosacea: Causes

Scientists are still working on answering this question. What they have learned is that all these factors likely play a role.

Article about multiple types of Rosacea
Rosacea: Symptoms

Rosacea causes so many signs and symptoms that researchers created these subtypes. One affects your eyes.

Mother and child wondering if the child can have Rosacea
Could my child have rosacea?

Few children and teens have rosacea, but it’s worth considering if you notice any of these signs or symptoms.

Rosacea in skin of color
Rosacea in darker skin tones

If you have a darker skin tone, you may never see a red face. Should you notice any of these other signs, it’s time to see a dermatologist to find out if you could have rosacea.

Distinguish acne from rosacea
Acne or rosacea?

These two conditions can look alike. This infographic shows you how they differ.

Is Rosacea the cause of red face?
Is rosacea causing your red face?

Rosacea can make your face red all (or most of) the time, but, it’s not the only sign. Do you have any of these other signs or symptoms?