The biological interplay among rosacea, depression and anxiety may offer important opportunities for improved treatment and prevention of all three disorders, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology.
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Editor's Note: It’s important to note that findings of comorbidity studies like this one only suggest a potential association. To determine any cause and effect relationship, further study is required.
A new National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey found that prescription rosacea medication continues to be a covered expense for most patients, but there’s little appetite from insurance companies to cover laser treatments.
Managing rosacea can seem like a daunting task sometimes. Between finding a skin care routine that works, using prescriptions and avoiding triggers it can feel like a lot. Luckily, there are tools available to make building a rosacea management routine easier.
Chili peppers are famously spicy, which is a draw for many people but a reason to avoid them if you have rosacea. In an NRS survey on spicy foods, 62% of respondents said hot peppers caused flare-ups.
Hot beverages are a commonly reported rosacea trigger. But the impact of drinking coffee — which is often served hot — on the condition has been unclear. A recent study out of West Virginia University suggests that caffeinated coffee consumption is inversely associated with rosacea.
Stress is one of the most common causes of rosacea flare-ups. In a recent survey, the National Rosacea Society delved deeper into the nuances of this top trigger, revealing the frequency and causes of stress that many people with rosacea report as problematic.
While a conspicuously red face often signals the first appearance of rosacea, the papules and pustules that often follow are a significant cause of embarrassment, anxiety and depression, according to recent studies.
Dermatologists discussed advanced medical therapies for rosacea and presented data on their tolerability and rapid effectiveness at the 2023 American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in New Orleans.
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In the rosacea community we all know that no one understands what it’s like unless they have battled with the skin issues we face. This can make finding the right skincare products difficult since rosacea isn’t always top of mind, especially when it comes to skincare that transitions to makeup.
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Bumps. Blemishes. Redness. Pain. Daniella Arroyo suddenly started experiencing papulopustular rosacea following the birth of her daughter about 15 years ago.
Targeted rosacea therapies can lead to facial skin free of redness and blemishes, but only if these two key elements are also in place: the patient’s commitment to consistent adherence to the treatment plan and the patience to let it work.
While rosacea is typically thought of as a disorder that affects people with light complexions, it occurs in people with darker skin as well.
As we age, our skin undergoes a series of changes and our risk increases for conditions like wrinkles, dry skin and rosacea. Most people with rosacea report their first symptoms appearing in their 30s, 40s or 50s. For women in particular, the changes in estrogen can contribute to diminished skin health and appearance.
Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight Importance of Consistency and Patience When Trying New Therapies
Advanced therapies designed to target rosacea’s disease processes combined with treatment plans tailored to each individual’s specific case have made it easier than ever for patients to achieve clear skin. But these treatment advances are only beneficial if sufferers have the patience to allow therapies to do their job.
The outermost layer of skin, known as the stratum corneum, functions as a barrier to defend your body against environmental threats such as sun, wind, dry air, allergens and pollution, while simultaneously protecting your body’s critical moisture balance. The skin barrier in those affected by rosacea is often disrupted, leaving them more susceptible to dryness and irritation that could lead to a flare-up.
In a recent survey, the National Rosacea Society asked how long rosacea patients gave a new product or treatment to work before giving up on it. Over 75% said within a month, and more than half said two weeks or less. While our culture offers many opportunities for instant gratification, unfortunately the management of rosacea is not one of them.
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for two new studies in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. The past three decades have seen tremendous progress toward fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of people with rosacea through awareness, education and support of medical research.
For most people with rosacea, symptoms typically begin after age 30, which may coincide with rising interest in reducing the signs of aging and associated cosmetic procedures. Since rosacea is a complex and often unpredictable condition, it’s important to understand how the most common procedures may impact symptoms and what can be done to minimize any unwanted side effects.
Researchers have long observed that microscopic mites that live as scavengers on normal human skin tend to occur in greater numbers on the faces of rosacea patients.
For Natalie Flores, persistence paid off. Like many individuals with rosacea, she discounted the occasional redness that began occurring when she turned 30 years old.
“Just after 30, I noticed I would get that flushed redness, but it was pretty mild. I’m part Irish, and many people in my family had it,” Natalie said. But then it began to get worse. “When I was closer to 34-35, my face started getting redder. It felt like sunburn, but it wasn't. Then I got bumps and pimples,” she said.
The great majority of rosacea patients have experienced persistent facial redness, and most of them report it is the most frequently bothersome sign they face, according to a recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey on rosacea redness sponsored by EPI Health. Furthermore, two-thirds reported experiencing flare-ups more than once a week.
Are they isolated events or a trend? Extraordinary heat waves – extremes in high temperature and humidity – may be the norm rather than the exception this year as weather maps display the bright orange that signals the arrival of yet another round of very hot weather. For rosacea patients especially, these are reminders to take cover from the effects of the sun.