Rosacea – or acne rosacea to give it its formal title – is a dermatological condition that is usually associated with adults.
It presents with redness around the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and is often associated with pustules. It is normally managed by your GP using prescription antibiotics. Occasionally, in severe cases, it can also be treated with a drug called Roaccutane under the supervision of a consultant dermatologist. Conventional antibiotic treatment or specialist treatment by a dermatologist is the mainstay of treatment for this condition. Occasionally, if you have a less severe form of rosacea, or if you do not wish to undergo conventional drug treatment, a treatment called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help improve some of the symptoms.