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This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What is it?

Rosacea is a facial skin condition which can result in redness, flushing, prominent blood vessels and acne like lesions. There is no cure for rosacea; however, some treatments can reduce its symptoms.

The cause of rosacea has not yet been determined; however, studies point to a connection with the immune system, a protein, or even a skin mite.

Symptoms?

Facial redness
Acne-like bumps
Enlarged nose
Facial spider veins
Swollen or thickened skin
Flushing

Not all people present with all symptoms

Could this be what you have?

Approximately 14 million Americans have rosacea to some degree. Anyone can get rosacea; however, middle-aged women with fair skin are more likely to contract it.

Other common factors in those with rosacea are:

People between 30 and 50
Fair-skinned people
People with a family history of rosacea
Current or former acne sufferers

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

Pinnacle Dermatology providers will work with you to reduce the physical symptoms by recommending topical medications and/or oral antibiotics. The increased blood vessels and thickened skin that accompanies some forms of rosacea may be reduced through cosmetic procedures such as laser treatment and dermabrasion.