The Many Faces of Rosacea | Part 1

Our new series, “The Many Faces of”, will showcase side-by-side images of some of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones and briefly highlight nuances in clinical presentation.  All images featured in the series are part of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a resource developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, MD, and published by SanovaWorks and Educational Testing & Assessment Systems.

In this first installment of our series, and in support of Rosacea Awareness month, we take a look at Rosacea.

Rosacea is characterized by erythematous patches +/- telangiectasias on the forehead, nasal dorsum, and cheeks. The papulopustular variant presents with acneiform papules and pustules and can be differentiated from acne vulgaris by its lack of comedones.

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Nuances to Highlight

In darker skin tones, rosacea may present with a violaceous hue, hyperpigmentation with background erythema, or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation across the cheeks.

Further Reading

If you would like to learn more about rosacea in darker skin tones, check out the following articles:

https://nextstepsinderm.com/derm-topics/rosacea-in-skin-of-color-patients-nuances-in-diagnosis-treatment/ 

https://nextstepsinderm.com/derm-topics/rosacea-in-patients-with-skin-of-color-not-common-but-certainly-not-rare/

Acknowledgements

We thank co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, MD for reviewing the content of this article.

Reference

Eleryan, Misty, and Adam Friedman. The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas. SanovaWorks, 2021.

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