Do you have Rosacea?
If you think you may have rosacea, you are not alone. It is estimated that almost 2 million Canadians have rosacea, making it a very common skin disorder. There are several factors that may increase your chances of developing rosacea.
- Rosacea generally occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, although it can sometimes be seen in children.
- Rosacea often develops in fair-skinned people of Irish, Scottish, English, or of Eastern or Northern European descent.
- Women are more likely to get rosacea than men; however, men tend to experience more severe symptoms.
- A family history of rosacea (e.g. a relative that has been diagnosed with or shows symptoms of the condition).
- Some people confuse rosacea with adult onset acne as both of these skin conditions can cause pimples.
Remember, only a doctor can diagnose rosacea and recommend the best treatment program for you.