Rosacea is a common skin condition that usually affects the face and eyes. It is a chronic skin condition characterized by redness that flares up periodically on the face. Pimples and broken blood vessels may also be present.

Rosacea tends to begin between the ages of 30 and 60 and is more common in fair-skinned people. It is more common in women; however, men generally have more severe cases. It may resemble other dermatologic conditions, such as acne but differs from acne in that rosacea patients do not get blackheads or whiteheads.

The cause of rosacea is unknown and while there is no cure, a number of medical and laser treatments are available to control and reverse the symptoms.