Rosacea has four generally recognized phases, each with its own grouping of symptoms. Although rosacea doesn't always evolve from one phase to the other, any particular symptom may eventually become severe — which is why early diagnosis and treatment are so important. In its earliest phase, rosacea appears as a repeated tendancy to flush (blush) anywhere on the face. The blushing is caused by the dilation of tiny blood vessels just under the skin. Gradually, the redness from the flushing becomes more persistent, particularly around the nose. 

Oral medications, particularly antibiotics, are usually a first-line treatment for rosacea once acne-like papules and pustules appear. These drugs are typically prescribed in conjunction with topical medications, lifestyle changes, and laser and/or light therapy.  The Dr. Raoof Laser & Dermatology Center personnel are expertly trained to diagnosis and treat Rosacea.