Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition characterized by redness of the skin, broken blood vessels, and red bumps on the face. This condition can also be found on the neck, chest, and other areas, though those are less common locations.

What is Rosacea?

Middle-aged people are the most susceptible to rosacea, but the condition can affect a person of any age. Usual symptoms include redness of the face, broken blood vessels, pimples and swollen red bumps. A person with rosacea in many cases will undergo periods when symptoms are more or less severe at various intervals.

What are the Subtypes of Rosacea?

There are 4 main subtypes of rosacea including:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: This most common subtype of rosacea is characterized by a flushed face and flat, red patches. 
  2. Papulopustular (Acne): Characterized by acne symptoms specifically including pustules and swollen bumps.
  3. Phymatous (Rhinophyma): This subtype is characterized by the thickening of the skin on the nose, causing disfigurement.
  4. Ocular rosacea: Specifically causes itching and inflammation of the eyes and skin around it. 

What Causes Rosacea?

While the cause of rosacea is unknown, several factors can trigger this form of skin condition:

  • Stress
  • Environmental factors
  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Stress

People who are more prone to suffer rosacea include those between the ages of 30 and 50, people with light skin, and those with family members who have rosacea.


At MOD Dermatology, we are proponents of preventative care for our Papillion clients with rosacea and inflammatory skin conditions. One of the easiest ways to prevent flare-ups is to avoid the triggers that cause them. When you visit our office, our dermatology providers in Papillion will treat your rosacea with a customized treatment plan. Your exclusive treatment strategy will include preventative measures and might be bolstered with oral or topical medications.


MOD Dermatology is proud to offer the newest technology in treatment for your rosacea at our office in Papillion, NE. Call us today to schedule a consultation!