Rosacea has long been connected to facial redness. A person suffering from rosacea undergoes a patch of facial redness that may stretch between two cheeks. This redness may be long-lasting and even permanent. It is even often mistaken to being alcoholic. Facial redness does not always suggest rosacea, because many people do have heavy flushing and blushing. However, people with rosacea commonly have facial redness.
What is facial redness?
Facial redness is a skin condition in which blushing appears to be very visible and ranges from one cheek to another. Facial redness does not only appear on the cheeks. Instead, in some people, this might affect their forehead and nose. Facial redness which occur in almost all parts of the face is one of the signs of rosacea flare up. However, rosacea can also be signed with other symptoms, such as red small pimples and burning sensation which gets worse in high temperature.
Why does rosacea cause broken blood vessels?
Rosacea generally causes facial redness, because rosacea affects blood vessels beneath the facial skin. Experts are not sure about the exact cause of rosacea, but it is widely believed that rosacea attacks those with fairer complexion and blushes a lot. Rosacea commonly results in red capillaries which are visible on the face. This red capillaries are the spider-like visible vessels beneath the facial skin which are resulted from dilated superficial blood vessels on the cheek, nose, and forehead. This condition is called telangiectasia. Because the blood vessels are dilated, they tend to come up the surface and occur as some red lines. In some people with subtype 2 rosacea, these red lines may be absent and are replaced by some small red pimples which resemble acne. Telangiectasia is also commonly accompanied by dry, bumpy skin and the sensation of tingling and burning.
Rosacea in general is an inflammatory skin disorder which occurs in different stages. Pre-rosacea begins as a simple blush which turns into a persistent redness over the nose. This is caused by the dilation of blood vessels beneath the skin surface. Pre-rosacea is followed by vascular rosacea, which has worse symptoms. At this stage, blood vessels in some areas of the face swell and may become visible. This is the point where your facial skin becomes overly sensitive. Vascular rosacea can be followed by the occurrence of dandruff, very dry flakes, and burning sensation. When rosacea left untreated, it may reach the final stage which shows worse signs. A lot of acne-like small bumps occur across the nose, on the cheeks, and the forehead. This is caused by inflated blood vessels beneath the skin, which causes them to be visible and bumpy. In the inflammatory stage, those blood vessels are enlarging and thus, some connective tissues may break. This causes uneven skin followed by severely reddish pimples.
Is this broken blood vessel harmful?
Many people having rosacea do not even know it presents. This is because rosacea does not always show visible symptoms. In some people, red capillaries or broken blood vessels may not be present. Instead, people only experience small blushes which are persistent. They tend to like this blush, as it seems a lot more natural than what the make-up does. This kind of facial redness does not affect people so much as it is not followed by some other symptoms. Otherwise, some people with rosacea might be aware of some outbreaks which are followed by persistent red patch across the nose and a burning and tingling sensation on the affected area. Some medications, topical and oral are usually used in this kind of rosacea outbreaks to eliminate discomfort. This type of rosacea might get worse easily when exposed to sunlight and warm and humid weather. However, some number of people experience severe rosacea which occurs as severe facial redness as the result of dilated or broken blood vessels. This inflammatory is accompanied by severe burning and if left untreated might affect the nose and eyes. Acute nose rosacea might cause rhinophyma or swollen nose, while ocular or eye rosacea might lead to vision loss. Hence, you might want to consult the doctor once you notice some visible blood vessels on your face during rosacea outbreak.