Rosacea is a widespread but poorly understood chronic (long-term) skin disorder that affects more than 16 million Americans. There is no cure for Rosacea, but it can be controlled. Symptoms may include facial redness, pimples and cysts, skin thickening and eye irritation. Individuals with fair skin or who blush easily are believed to be at most risk. Medical therapies, such as topical medications, oral antibiotics and laser therapy can control and limit the progression and improve the appearance of rosacea.