Best Rx: The Georgia Dermatology Center

Henna K. Pearl, MD, FAAD, from The Georgia Dermatology Center, answers a reader’s question about rosacea.

Dr. Henna K. Pearl from Georgia Dermatology CenterQ: I think I might have rosacea on my face. How do I know if this is rosacea or acne?

A: Rosacea can have a varied presentation depending on your skin type. However, with rosacea there are some common symptoms such as increased facial redness, red bumps or increased tiny red vessels. Other symptoms may include skin sensitivity and irritation, thickening of skin, and irritated eyes. There can be instances where a patient may have both acne and rosacea, but typically acne bumps include whiteheads and blackheads.

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