Affecting over 14 million people, rosacea is a chronic disease that first appears as the reddening of the face generally associated with flushing or blushing. Left untreated, rosacea can cause skin eruptions and inflammation, leaving red lines on the face from damaged veins. Rosacea often occurs between the ages of 30-60, although children can be afflicted as well.
It is known to affect both men and women and is not a contagious condition. While rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread recent surveys found that 78 percent of Americans have no knowledge of this condition, including how to recognize it and what to do about it.