Dr. Paul Revis

Dermatology • Skin Cancer Surgery • Laser

Specialist in treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails

American Academy of Dermatology

Certified by American Board of Dermatology

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition often referred to a “adult acne.” It is characterized by redness of the cheeks and nose, scattered pimples and pustules like acne, and broken capillaries on the face known as telangiectasia. The condition is most common in fair-skinned individuals, but can occur in any skin type. Onset of the condition is often around age 50. A number of foods, stress, and alcohol may aggravate the condition. The cause of rosacea is unknown, but recent evidence suggests that chronic sun damage plays a significant role in etiology. Treatments are often used in combination; topical agents and oral antibiotics reduce redness and control pimples, while laser treatments help to eliminate the red capillaries.