Rosacea

 

Introduction

Rosacea is one of the most popular skin conditions that dermatologists treat.

Many Canadians are unable to identify rosacea (pronounced rose-ay-shah), a very common skin disorder affecting 2 million adults in Canada. A recent survey authorised by the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada showed that 7 in 10 Canadians shown an image of a person with constant redness in the central facial area were not aware this was due to rosacea. 

Numerous studies have confirmed that the effect of rosacea on physical appearance can make people feel inferior and anxious, causing low self-esteem and depression. Many people with rosacea tend to feel socially embarrassed as there is a common belief that alcoholism causes the two common symptoms of rosacea: redness in the face and a swollen, red nose.

 

Lady Diana with facial redness

Lady Diana with facial redness