There are different variations to Rosacea based on the various Rosacea symptoms and signs that appear.

In order to distinguish and optimize the relevant treatment, it was decided to classify Rosacea to the following different types based on the signs & symptoms…

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Note that usually, Rosacea starts with Rosacea type #1 and then may progress to the second, third and fourth type as well… Furthermore, one may have more than one Rosacea type at the same time!

It is most important to identify the type of Rosacea you have as soon as possible in order to treat the signs and relieve the Rosacea symptoms.

Rosacea, if not treated, may get worse very fast and then the reducing the signs may be much harder and require much more time and effort… Needless to say that Rosacea may affect the psychological state of the patient along with self confidence – Another very important reason to treat it as soon as it is diagnosed…



The following are the 4 types of Rosacea:
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Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

Also known as “Facial Redness“. This type is characterizes in flushing, persistent redness, visible tiny blood vessels, a feeling of burning and stinging, roughness of the skin and a feeling of dryness and sometimes swelling…

The name of the medical term, implies about the permanent persistent redness that characterizes this type… As mentioned above, this is usually the first and the most prominent symptom of Rosacea.

Facial Redness


Papulopustular Rosacea

Also known as “Bumps and Pimples“. This type is characterizes in the appearance of bumps, pimples and sometimes also red patches, accompanied with the persistent redness. sometimes, there is an itching feeling, burning and discomfort…

As mentioned above, this is usually a progressed condition of the first type!

Bumps and Pimples


Phymatous Rosacea

Also known as “Thickening of the Skin“. This type usually appears around the nose and characterizes in excess tissue production creating a bumpy surface.

In the nose, this condition is often referred to as “rhinophyma”, which results in an enlarged bumpy nose appearance.

Nose Skin Thickening


Ocular Rosacea

Also known as “Eye Irritation“. This type is characterizes in redness around the eyes, irritation, burning and stinging. The appearance is usually described as bloodshot or watery eye look…

In addition, there may be also a feeling of  dryness and swollen eyelids and styes may be developed!

Eye Irritation

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