Rosacea usually affects the central portion of the face, and occasionally the chest, back and even the scalp.
It is characterised by some or all of the following:
Facial redness: Rosacea usually causes a persistent redness in the central portion of the face. Small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks often enlarge and become visible.
Swollen red bumps: these may occur and may be confused with acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus.
Skin discomfort: The skin may feel hot and tender.
Enlarged nose: Rhinophyma is an uncommon manifestation of rosacea, occurring in men more frequently than women. The skin of the nose becomes thickened and the nose becomes larger and develops a bulbous appearance.
At ENRICH, we are able to dramatically improve the appearance of the enlarged nose due to rhinophyma.
Dr Rich has been treating rhinophyma with laser resurfacing treatments for many years. The amazing results achieved help to restore the patient’s self confidence once the disfiguring nose is transformed back to a much more normal appearance.
Eye problems: About half of those with rosacea experience dry eyes, eye discomfort and swollen, reddened eyelids. In some people, the eye symptoms may precede the skin symptoms.