Where Can Rosacea Appear On the Face?

By: Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz


Rosacea can be a frustrating condition that appears virtually overnight, most often affecting middle-aged women with fair skin. Over-the-counter products, unfortunately, do little to improve rosacea, which has no true cure. However, with professional rosacea treatment, the condition and its symptoms can often be managed. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz and our caring team of aesthetic providers are committed to the goal of helping patients control their rosacea symptoms so they can enjoy life with confidence once again. With a wide range of the most advanced and effective rosacea treatments available today, a clearer complexion can finally be yours.

Do I have rosacea?

Rosacea symptoms can mimic the symptoms of other conditions, but a professional skin care expert can help diagnose the condition with certainty. Most often, rosacea develops between ages 30 and 60 and affects more women than men, though rosacea can impact virtually anyone. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of rosacea – which can range from mild to severe – include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Irritation/rash
  • Pimples or bumps
  • Thickened skin, particularly on the nose
  • Irritation in and around the eyes
  • Blood vessels that are visible beneath the skin
  • Sensitivity

Where does rosacea usually appear?

Most often, rosacea appears on the face, with the cheeks, nose, and area around the eyes commonly affected.

Will rosacea go away on its own?

Although the symptoms of rosacea can ebb and flow, the condition will not go away on its own. Flare-ups can often be controlled or minimized with professional treatment, however.

How is rosacea treated?

There are many potential treatment options for rosacea, including oral antibiotics, topical creams and products, and laser therapies. During your initial consultation for rosacea treatment in the Dover, MA area, Dr. Pomerantz will thoroughly assess your condition and symptoms, review your health history, and recommend a customized treatment plan for you. Many patients benefit from laser treatment for rosacea. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we are proud to offer both pulsed dye laser (PDL) and potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser therapies for rosacea.

What happens if rosacea is left untreated?

For some patients, rosacea remains a consistently mild to moderate condition, while other patients experience progressively worsening symptoms. In many cases, when rosacea is left untreated, patients develop enlarged, painful blood vessels, uncomfortable pus-filled breakouts, and other skin problems that may become resistant to treatment. For the best possible chance of keeping the symptoms of rosacea at bay, early intervention and ongoing monitoring and treatment by a knowledgeable professional is critical. Dr. Pomerantz is a dedicated provider who will work to find a rosacea treatment plan that is effective and long-lasting so that you can enjoy all that life has to offer once again.

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Developing rosacea can be discouraging, embarrassing, and even physically uncomfortable all at the same time, but there is hope. To learn more about the many options you have for controlling your rosacea flare-ups, call VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA to schedule your private consultation with skin care expert Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz today.