It could be Rosacea. Although common, approximately 1.6 million people (according to Galderma) in Australian suffer with it, and many more don’t realise they have it.
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that most commonly affects the face. No one knows exactly what causes rosacea although it may be a combination of environmental and genetic factors.
Symptoms can vary from person to person, although most suffer with facial redness, flushing, or small pimple-like bumps on the face. Symptoms can come and go, so it is important to idenitify possible triggers. Although there is no cure for Rosacea, there are medical treatments to help control it.
Left untreated symptoms can worsen, so the sooner you start treatment to manage flare-ups, the sooner you can control not only the physical signs of rosacea but also common feelings of embarrassment, anxiety and low self-esteem.
If you think you have rosacea, see Dr Hertess for assessment and treatment options.