Do You Have Rosacea or Acne?

Jun 1, 2022 | Acne, Conditions, Dr. Mariah Giberson

Rosacea and acne can easily be confused and sometimes overlap. Both cause redness, bumps and pustules on the face. Here are some differences:

Rosacea tends to present later in life than acne. Many patients have ethnic roots in the British Isles. Rosacea is characterized by flushing, which can be worsened by exercise, spicy hot foods, weather and alcohol.

Acne usually presents in adolescence with whiteheads, blackheads and nodules. It can also effect the shoulder, back and chest.

Some treatments overlap but others are more specific to each condition. Our team of doctors can help pick a customized plan that works for you.

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