April: Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea is a chronic and common, yet largely misunderstood inflammatory skin condition affecting more than 415 million people globally. Common signs of rosacea include persistent facial redness, inflammation, dull/dry skin, telangiectasia (“spider veins”), excess oil, and/or premature aging.

Rosacea Awareness MonthAlthough rosacea can affect all segments of the population and all skin types, fair-skinned individuals are believed to be the most at risk. Rosacea is more frequently diagnosed in women, but tends to be more severe in men. This condition may develop at any age, but for most, it typically presents around age 30 as flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead that comes and goes. If left untreated, inflammatory bumps and pimples often develop and the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. Fifty percent of patients’ eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery and/or bloodshot.

Often times, people mistake rosacea for acne and attempt to treat it accordingly – they are unsuccessful as these two conditions respond to different therapies. It is recommended that individuals who suspect they may have rosacea seek medical care for a proper diagnosis and immediate treatment before the condition becomes more severe. To assist you in advancing your skin health regimen, we at OBI will formulate an individualized at-home skin health regimen with ZO® Skin Health products.

The cause of rosacea remains unknown and there is no cure; however, it may be managed and minimized with careful skincare, lifestyle changes, and/or prescription medications. For the most severe cases of rosacea, your provider may recommend: oral medication, photodynamic therapy (PDT), intense pulsed light (IPL), or laser treatments. With the right combination of therapies and/or skincare products, symptoms of rosacea can be controlled and optimal skin health restored.

A key component in any rosacea treatment involves recognizing and avoiding potential triggers. These vary from person to person, but often include: extreme heat or cold, sun exposure, alcohol, spicy foods, and stress. [Recommendation: keep a daily log to help identify your possible rosacea triggers.]

Here at OBI, we only carry one skincare line, ZO® Skin Health, because it is simply the best. ZO® Skin Health develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes, and exclusive formulations. Their products allow patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age, ethnicity, or unique skin condition.

“Rosacea cannot be prevented or cured; however, it can be treated and controlled, and its manifestations can be reversed.” – Dr. Zein Obagi

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The patented and proven multiplex ingredient technology in Rozatrol® addresses redness, inflammation, dryness, dullness, and excess oil to effectively manage visible signs and symptoms of rosacea. This treatment serum truly works and is unlike any other product on the market!

Rozatrol® Benefits:

  • Advanced amino acid complex helps to restore skin to a more radiant appearance
  • Provides gentle, enzymatic exfoliation to help smooth skin texture and even skin tone
  • Antioxidant protection helps minimize appearance and feel of inflammation and damage induced by daily oxidative stress
  • Helps replenish hydration and support healthy skin barrier function
  • Promotes healthy microcirculation
  • Prevents excess sebum production and provides anti-microbial benefits
  • Protects nerve endings and maintains healthy cellular communication

The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.

Rosacea Awareness MonthAll content in this document is for general information purposes only. The “Before and After” images are unretouched images of actual patients who were treated with ZO® products. Results may vary. The information in this document is provided as a courtesy only, and is not intended or implied to replace the independent judgment or expertise of a treating physician, or to serve as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment.

The content of this document is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including the accuracy of the information or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. ZO Skin Health, Inc. and its officers, directors, and agents expressly disclaim responsibility and shall have no liability for any damages, loss, injury, or claims that result from reliance on the information in this document. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, ZO Skin Health, Inc. shall not be liable for bodily injury, lost profits or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages.


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“Coping with the Redness of Rosacea.” ZO® Skin Health Blog, 18 Mar. 2014,

“Recognizing Redness.” National Rosacea Society, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.,

“Rozatrol®.” ZO® Skin Health, 18 Feb. 2020,

“The Worldwide Rosacea Epidemic.” ZO® Skin Health Blog, 20 Nov. 2019,

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