Rosacea: An Introduction

Rosacea & Skin Function

The skin is the largest organ of the body, occupying almost 21.5 square feet of surface area.

Rosacea is typically confined to the face, but may also affect the neck, chest and scalp to lesser degrees.

The epidermis is the nonvascular layer of skin that visibly reflects Rosacea. That is to say, it reflects the well-being of the cells and structures held within the dermis and hypodermis.

An effective Rosacea treatment will address all three skin layers. Superficial treatment, by definition, can only provide temporary and unreliable benefits to Rosacea patients.

Many topical prescription and non-prescription rosacea treatment agents may have an indirect effect on the dermis. However, the layer of the skin that is most directly and visibly affected by any method of care is always the epidermis.

Copyright 2004-2013. Derm.Net.Au. All Rights Reserved.