Rosacea: Signs & Symptoms

"My work is all about restoring the face to the way it looked 10 years ago."

- Sergio Vendetti, MD, DMD

Because rosacea has so many signs and symptoms, scientists created 4 subtypes of rosacea. Some people have more than one rosacea subtype at the same time. Each subtype requires different treatment.

Subtype 1: Facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels

Signs and symptoms
  • Flushing and redness in the center of the face
  • Visible broken blood vessels (spider veins)
  • Swollen skin
  • Skin may be very sensitive
  • Skin may sting and burn
  • Dry skin, roughness or scaling
  • Have a tendency to flush or blush more easily than other people

Subtype 2: Acne-like breakouts

Signs and symptoms
  • Acne-like breakouts, usually where the skin is very red
  • Acne-like breakouts tend to come and go
  • Oily skin
  • Skin may be very sensitive
  • Skin may burn and sting
  • Visible broken blood vessels (spider veins)
  • Raised patches of skin called plaques (plaks)

Subtype 3: Thickening skin

Signs and symptoms This subtype is rare. When it does occur, the person often has signs and symptoms of another subtype of rosacea first. The signs of this subtype are:
  • Bumpy texture to the skin
  • Skin begins to thicken, especially common on the nose. When the skin thickens on the nose, it is called rhinophyma (rye-NO-fie-ma).
  • Skin may thicken on the chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears
  • Visible broken blood vessels appear
  • Pores look large
  • Oily skin

Subtype 4: In the eyes

Signs and symptoms Some people get rosacea in their eyes. The eyes may have one or more of the following:
  • Watery or bloodshot appearance
  • Feel gritty, often feels like sand in the eyes
  • Eyes burn or sting
  • Eyes are very dry
  • Eyes itch
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Visible broken blood vessels on an eyelid.
  • Cyst on the eyelid
  • Person cannot see as well as before 
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