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What Does Rosacea Look Like?

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Have you noticed that your skin looks more flushed than usual? Or you have little pimple-like bumps that tend to appear on your face when you’re feeling particularly stressed?


If that’s the case, you may be suffering from a skin condition known as rosacea.


In this article, we’ll dive a little deeper into what rosacea is, including what it looks like and what treatments are available for it.

What is Rosacea?


Rosacea is a surprisingly common skin condition; in fact, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 1 out of every 10 Americans has it. And while the causes of rosacea remain relatively unknown, dermatologists are sure that people with a family history of rosacea are more likely to get it.


At its core, rosacea is an auto-immune skin condition that can be triggered by a number of stressors, including:


  • Temperature extremes
  • Spicy foods
  • Perfumes in skin lotions and moisturizers
  • Exercise
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • And more


You are more likely to develop rosacea if you’re a middle-aged woman, have sun damage, smoke, and/or have a family history of rosacea.

What Does Rosacea Look Like?

Rosacea takes on many forms, depending on the person. It terms of what it looks like, rosacea symptoms commonly include:



Rosacea typically comes in the form of facial redness, which is particularly centered around the nose and mouth. This redness can even take the form of broken blood vessels, which are particularly prominent on the nose and cheeks.


Red, pimple-like bumps

These bumps are commonly mistaken for acne, but they’re typical symptoms associated with rosacea. If you have bumps that don’t seem to subside with acne treatments, you may actually have rosacea.


Enlarged, thickened nose

Over time and without treatment, rosacea can actually cause a thickened, enlarged nose.


Best Treatments for Rosacea

There’s no known cure for rosacea, which means that people with this skin condition should focus on treating symptoms and maintaining triggers for flare-ups.


At Levy Dermatology, we can help you treat symptoms associated with rosacea, including facial redness, pimple-like bumps, and more.

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Want to learn more about what rosacea looks like, and how it can be treated?

Please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology, serving Memphis & Collierville at (901) 624-3333.


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