Rosacea | Causes & Risk Factors


What causes rosacea and who gets it?

Doctors don’t know the exact cause of rosacea. There may be more than just one cause. Rosacea tends to run in fair-skinned families and tends to occur in people who blush easily. Symptoms usually begin in adults between 30 years and 60 years of age. Women are more likely to get rosacea on the cheeks and chin, but men are more likely to get rhinophyma. Rosacea tends to be more severe in men.

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 12/94