Rosacea generally starts in young adults and results in flushing and redness of the cheeks, nose, forehead and chins. Some of the factors that exacerbate flushing are alcohol, spicy food, hot drinks, emotions, exercise and changes in temperature. It also causes Rhinophyma, a condition where the skin over the nose thickens and the nose becomes bulbous.
There are several treatments available for Rosacea which includes low dose antibiotics, topical antibiotics, and vaso-constricting creams (which shrink the blood vessels). Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can also be highly effective and provide long-term benefits for those suffering from Rosacea. Chemical peels and a prescribed skin regimen can also help improve Rosacea.