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WHAT IS ROSACEA?

Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition on the face, mainly seen in middle-aged women. The four main features are redness, small dilated blood vessels, bumps and pimples. Eye abnormalities are common in rosacea and range from mild to severe. Rosacea is treatable, but rarely curable. In this folder you can read more about the treatment and what you can do yourself.

 

Rosacea usually starts around the age of 30 and is more common in women than in men. It mainly affects people with a light skin type. The cause of rosacea is unknown. The severity of rosacea can be influenced by external factors, which can increase complaints.

Examples include heat, sunlight, cosmetics, skin care products and some medicines. Medicines containing corticosteroids (adrenal hormones) can cause or exacerbate rosacea. Both by internal use and when applied to the skin. A causal role of diet has never been demonstrated. However, a (temporary) worsening of the redness can occur due to drinking alcohol and eating strongly spiced food.

 

Rosacea mainly occurs on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. The main characteristics of rosacea are flushing (redness that disappears by itself), permanent redness, bumps (papules), pimples (pustules) and enlarged blood vessels (rosacea). Blushing can be provoked by, for example, emotions, heat, sunlight, hot or alcoholic drinks, hot or spicy foods and menopause.

At The Hague Clinic you are at the right place to treat your rosacea. For a good approach, it is useful to first see why you suffer from rosacea. 

 

During the consultation we will pay attention to these points in order to draw up a suitable treatment plan.

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