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April is Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea affects an estimated 16 million Americans, yet according to a recent NRS survey, 47% of patients said they had never heard of the disorder prior to receiving their diagnosis. Ninety-five percent also said they knew little or nothing about the signs and symptoms before being diagnosed.

The following Q&A is from the National Rosacea Society

Q. - What causes rosacea?

A. - Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, various theories about the disorder's origin have evolved over the years. Facial blood vessels may dilate too easily, and the increased blood near the skin surface makes the skin appear red and flushed. Various lifestyle and environmental factors -- called triggers -- can increase this redness response. Acne-like bumps may appear, often in the redder area of the central face.

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