Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and swelling of the face. The disease may initially present only in the form of redness and flushing of the face at various times and may be transient. The disease gradually progresses to persistent redness in the middle of the face and may gradually affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and rosacea may even affect the ears, chest and back. As the disease progresses, small blood vessels and fine pimples gradually form on the red area of the skin. But unlike acne, there are no blackheads in this disease.
Early in its onset, rosacea may develop spontaneously and then resolve. But over time, when the skin no longer returns to its natural color or other symptoms such as small pimples and large blood vessels appear, it is best to see a doctor. These patients rarely recover completely on their own, and their condition may persist for years or worsen if left untreated.