Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition which appears as redness, flushing, broken blood vessels and even bumps that look like acne. It occurs on the central portion of the face but can also occur around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Specific triggers can often worsen rosacea such as sun exposure, hot or cold beverages, spicy foods, alcohol and even certain skin care products. A cornerstone of rosacea management involves sunscreen with physical blockers and non-irritating skin care products. Most patients also require topical and even oral medications to control their symptoms. Additionally, lasers and light based treatments play a pivotal role in the treatment of rosacea by addressing broken blood vessels and generalized redness that can occur when the condition is uncontrolled. Several treatments, typically two to three, are often required. Because rosacea is a chronic condition, new blood vessels will likely develop requiring additional treatments.