Rosacea is a common skin condition affecting the face with intermittent red flushing and breakouts which resemble acne. It is more common in women and fair skin types. Early-onset of rosacea starts off as rosy cheeks which gradually progresses over the years to prominent redness of the face and inflammed red spots, even thick red noses. The eyes can also be affected by rosacea.
Triggers of rosacea include sun exposure, heat, alcohol, spicy foods and stress. The facial skin of rosacea is also very sensitive to many skin care products, which may cause skin irritation and itchy eczema rashes.

Treatment for Rosacea

Regular sunscreen, strict sun protection and avoidance of rosacea triggers are important preventive measures. Avoid unnecessary harsh facial products or cosmetics which might aggravate rosacea and cause dermatitis.
Topical creams can be used in mild cases to reduce the facial redness. Oral medication is necessary for severe cases to treat the inflammatory red spots (oral antibiotics, oral retinoids).
Vascular lasers can also be added to reduce the face redness and treat the tiny broken capillaries on the skin.
Dr Tay Liang Kiat talks about rosacea in the Straits Times
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Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.