Unlike most disorders, rosacea tends to affect men and women somewhat differently. According to a National Rosacea Society patient survey on the pattern of rosacea symptoms, women are more likely to experience symptoms on the cheeks and chin while men are more commonly affected on the nose.
In fact, 21 percent of the men surveyed reported swelling of the nose associated with advanced rosacea, versus 8 percent of the women. On the other hand, nearly half of the women suffered symptoms on the chin, compared with only 20 percent of the men.
While their rosacea may appear differently, both men and women can now benefit from medical help to eradicate a broad range of symptoms.