Rosacea is a skin condition that is best described as a persistent redness or blushing primarily of the nose, cheeks and forehead. The ears, chest, back, and even the eyes can be affected. In addition to the reddening of the skin, some people develop pustules, tiny broken blood vessels, and in advanced cases, thickening of the nose and cheeks. It is important to see your dermatologist if you experience any of the above symptoms or have been diagnosed with rosacea because rosacea can be progressive and worsen over time. Early treatment can significantly improve the appearance of your skin, control and sometimes even reverse rosacea. Jacksonville area residents can make an appointment today by calling Park Avenue Dermatology at 1-904-541-0315.