Dermatologist Benjamin Barankin talks about Rosacea, a very common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is particularly common in those with fair skin. Different symptoms and rosacea subtypes are explained in this educational video.
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that affects million of people worldwide.
Rosacea is characterized, typically by middle-age involvement, usually people from 30 to 50 years of age, often of Northeastern European background, or Celtic or British background. So, very common in people of fair skin in particular.
Rosacea can manifest as persistent redness, easy flushing, burst blood vessels, something we might term, vascular rosacea or erythematotelangiectatic rosacea.
There’s also another form of rosacea which is what we call papulo-pustular rosacea which is more like acne where they develop pimples along with the redness and easy flushing. Patients with rosacea often have very sensitive skin; they flush easily.
Some patients, particularly men can even develop swelling of their skin, particularly their nose, what we call phymatous rosacea or rhinophyma when the nose swells up.