What Rosacea Looks Like

Rosacea causes more than a red face. There are many signs (what you can see) and symptoms (what a person feels) of rosacea. The different signs and symptoms require different treatment.

Slideshow: The Many Faces of Rosacea

Photographs:
Slides 1, 4, and 5
Photographs used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic Teaching Slides.

Slides 2, 3, 6 – 9, and 11 – 16
Photographs used with permission of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. All photographs were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. # 50, Wilkin J, Dahl M, Detmar M, et al., “Standard grading system for rosacea: report of the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee on the classification and staging of rosacea,” 907-12. Copyright Elsevier (2004). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

References:
Crawford GH, Pelle MT, James WD. “Rosacea: I. Etiology, pathogenesis, and subtype classification.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology September 2004; 51: 327-41.

Tan SR, Tope WD. “Pulsed dye laser treatment of rosacea improves erythema, symptomatology, and quality of life.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology October 2004; 51: 592-99.

Wilkin, J, Dahl M, Detmar M et al. “Standard grading system for rosacea: report of the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee on the classification and staging of rosacea.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology June 2004; 50: 907-12.


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How Rosacea Diagnosed

To be diagnosed with rosacea, a patient must have at least 1 primary feature of rosacea. You’ll find the primary features of rosacea at Rosacea has many Signs and Symptoms.

 

 

 
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