Rosacea is a very common, chronic condition that affects many people worldwide. Most people with rosacea are Causasians of mainly northwestern European descent, with fair skin. Rosacea is called the ‘curse of the Celts’ and affects both sexes, although it is almost three times more common in women. The onset of the disease usually occurs between the age of 30 and 60.
The main symptoms of rosacea include red or pink patches on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead (less commonly neck, chest, ears, and scalp), visible tiny broken blood vessels, small red bumps, red cysts, and pink or irritated eyes. In some advanced cases, a red lobulated nose (rhinophyma) may develop