Rosacea / Couperosis

Rosacea is a chronic condition primarily of the facial skin which is characterized by redness, flushing and pimples. Redness may occur on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Although rosacea can affect all skin types, individuals with fair skin are more at risk, and it is more common in women. While there is no cure for rosacea treatment to enhance the skin is possible.

There are many triggers of Rosacea:

  • Spicy foods, hot or alcoholic beverages, citrus fruits
  • Extremes of cold or hot weather, sun exposure and polluted air
  • Stress
  • False skin care products

Avoiding or minimizing triggers is very important.

Treatment of pimples and pustules can be achieved by using topical creams or oral antibiotics. These treatments are highly efficient for the majority of the patients.