Let's take a closer look at your rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition of the face that affects over 3 million Canadians.
The impact of rosacea goes further than skin deep and can affect your quality of life on a daily basis.
Characterized by facial redness commonly appearing on the cheeks and nose, tiny blood vessels may also be visible on your neck and forehead which can appear inflamed with bumps and pimples.
With similar symptoms, rosacea can often be mistaken for acne. Download our rosacea vs acne fact sheet to identify your symptoms.
Do these symptoms sound familiar?
Rosacea is progressive skin condition, and if your symptoms are not managed, they can worsen over time.
Book an appointment with your family physician or dermatologist today to discuss your signs and symptoms and aiming for clear.
Signs & symptoms
46% of Canadian rosacea sufferers have been living with at least one of its common symptoms for over 10 years
Although the cause of rosacea is not yet fully understood, there are some factors thought to be involved, including genetic and environmental factors
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What are the rosacea symptoms?
As everyone’s rosacea journey differs, it is important to discuss all your signs and symptoms with your family physician or dermatologist.
Rosacea shows up differently on everyone. Some people display just one symptom, while others show multiple.
Rosacea is a chronic and visible inflammatory disease that can affect your daily life. As a result, it can have an impact on your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Even though they are not always visible, the symptoms and psychological burden of rosacea are real.
A survey conducted by Galderma revealed that 76% of Canadian rosacea patients have felt stigmatized due to their condition, with two-thirds claiming it impacted their mental and emotional well-being.
Appropriate rosacea treatment and lifestyle adjustments can help manage rosacea symptoms and improve quality of life.
These are the most common visible and hidden rosacea signs and symptoms to look out for:
What can cause rosacea?
Rosacea is known to be a chronic inflammatory condition, but its cause is still not fully understood. Various closely linked factors are thought to be involved:
- Genetic factors: Rosacea tends to be more common in people with fair skin and often runs in families
- Abnormal functioning of the immune and/or nervous system: This causes the body to react with inflammation to factors that should not normally cause any reaction
- Widening of blood and lymph vessels: This causes redness of the skin, the appearance of visible blood vessels, and blocked lymph vessels leading to more inflammation
- Demodex mites: These are tiny mites, around 0.3 mm in size, that live in or near hair follicles and tend to be seen in higher numbers on the skin of people with rosacea
What triggers it?
Rosacea can be triggered by a variety of factors. It’s different from person to person. Identifying your triggers will help you avoid them.
Here’s a list of the most common rosacea triggers: