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What is Rosacea? 

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, particularly of the cheek and nose. You may mistake some of its symptoms- small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules – for acne. Rosacea refers to as adult acne or acne rosacea, but it has very little to do with the pimples that teenagers experience. Rosacea affects about 16 million people within the United States and about 45 million people globally. It typically affects people between the age of 30 and 60 with fair skin who blush easily and affects more women than men; however, more severe cases of Rosacea occur in men. A lot of people ask, is Rosacea genetic? The answer is not as straightforward as you would expect. Since Rosacea is seen more frequently in people with Nothern and Eastern European ancestry, there is an indication that it can be inherited, but this is not concrete evidence. Therefore, genetic studies are currently underway, and we hope to know more soon! Rosacea dates back to the 14th Century when a French surgeon recorded symptoms of red lesions on the cheeks and nose. Over the years, famous people like Bill Clinton, Cameron Diaz, and Prince Harry have been coping with Rosacea. While the causes of Rosacea are still being determined, and unfortunately, the