Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that typically affects the face. It mainly presents in females aged 30-50 years, but the symptoms can be more severe in males
Rosacea is the most common skin condition in Ireland, with a higher incidence than other European countries, affecting 3% of the population and is often known as the “curse of the Celts”.
It results in redness, pimples, swelling, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels. Often, the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin are most involved. A red, enlarged nose may occur in severe disease, a condition known as rhinophyma.