What is Rosacea and who is affected?

Rosacea is a chronical, anti-inflammatory skin disease in the face area:  

  • Worldwide it is estimated that about 415 million people are affected by rosacea.*
  • Mostly people are around 30 till 50 years old
  • Especially people from nordic countries in Europe are affected
  • Women are more often affected than men
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    Men get more severe expressions of rosacea
  • Most people don’t know that they are affected by rosacea


Source: Skin Care in Rosacea, Dr. med. Markus Reinholz LMU Munich, S. 6

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What kind of severities and subtypes are included in rosacea?

Typically, rosacea develops chronically from a preliminary stage to three subtypes.


What are the causes of rosacea?

Most common trigger factors:
The facial skin of rosacea patients is overly sensitive to various external stimuli. Reactions may be the typical flushing (spontaneous and short-term redness), an increase in other already existing symptoms, or the triggering of a new episode of the disease. The most frequently quoted trigger factors include:


  • UV radiation
  • Emotional stress, nervousness
  • Physical/chemical stimuli (e.g. extreme weather (heat/wind/cold/high humidity), hot baths, inappropriate cosmetics/medicines)
  • Sport activities / physical exertion
  • Spicy food / hot drinks
  • Alcohol consumption


How does rosacea develop?

One reason for the development of rosacea is a dysregulation of the movement processes in the blood vessels. The blood flow under the skin increases. This is then visible on the surface of the skin in the form of reddened skin (preliminary stage) and widened blood vessels (subtype I).

If you are not sure whether you have also rosacea, please contact you dermatologist.

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