Common Rosacea Questions with Dermatologist Dr Estee Williams

Common Rosacea Questions with Dermatologist Dr Estee Williams

Rosacea is one of the most common skin conditions. It happens when sensitive skin isn’t just sensitive – there’s redness too, and it usually rears its head between the ages of 30 and 60. The most common form of rosacea causes flushing and affects about 15% of Caucasian women.

To get a practical perspective on rosacea since I don’t have it myself (I hope and think… touch wood), I enlisted the help of Dr Estee Williams, a New York-based dermatologist who deals with many rosacea patients (you can find her on Instagram as @DrEsteeWilliams).

Common Rosacea Questions with Dermatologist Dr Estee Williams

Common Questions About Rosacea

Q: What are the signs of rosacea?

EW: The two main signs of rosacea are facial redness and sensitivity.

Facial redness can vary from a flush-and-blush look to “broken capillaries” around the nose, and even actual pink bumps that resemble acne (even doctors sometimes have a hard time making this diagnosis).

Sensitivity is a key feature and can present as dryness, tightness, and even painful skin. Rosacea can also cause burning, stinging, and dryness of the eyes (called ocular rosacea).

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