Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by a heightened tendency to blush or flush more easily compared to others.
Initially, the redness typically affects the nose and cheeks, but over time, it can gradually spread to the forehead, chin, and even extend to areas such as the ears, chest, and back, resulting in persistent redness.
Apart from redness, rosacea manifests through various signs and symptoms, leading to the classification of the condition into four subtypes:
1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: This subtype involves redness, flushing, and the visibility of blood vessels on the skin.
2. Papulopustular rosacea: This subtype presents with redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
3. Phymatous rosacea: In this subtype, the skin thickens and develops a bumpy texture.
4. Ocular rosacea: This subtype affects the eyes, causing redness, irritation, swelling of the eyelids, and a sty-like appearance.
Over time, individuals with rosacea often experience a persistent redness in the central area of their face, which tends to become a permanent feature.