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Does Rosacea become worse with time ?

  • Subtypes 1, 2 and 3 have different upregulated genes.
  • However there is a 20-30% overlap in the similarity of the genes being upregulated.
  • Rosacea can be divided into two distinct forms;
  1. In the typical form, rosacea can progress from subtypes 1, 2 and 3. But not necessarily as we know that there are genetic similarities, there is a lot of difference (up to 80% of genes, Each case is different, and effective therapy reduces the likelihood.
  2. In males with Rhinophyma, most of them do not recall subtypes 1 and 2.


Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland
Source of information: 2013 (08) – Bowers J, Unlocking the mysteries of Rosacea – Dermatology World.