Reddened skin, visible veins or small pustules on the face – many people struggle with this. Rosacea, one of the most common skin diseases in adulthood, can be behind the symptoms. A dermatologist provides information about the symptoms and explains how those affected can take effective countermeasures.

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory, non-contagious skin disease. It manifests itself, among other things, in reddening of the cheeks, nose, forehead or chin. In Germany, between two and five percent of the adult population struggle with the clinical picture. Both men and women can suffer from rosacea, although women seem to be affected a little more often.

The Munich dermatologist Dr. Anne-Charlotte Kuna regularly treats rosacea patients. In an interview, she explains how rosacea becomes noticeable, what is known about the triggers and why early countermeasures make sense.

Miss Dr. Kuna, rosacea usually occurs from the age of 30 onwards. What are the first signs?