Rosacea Awareness Month: Partner with Your Physician for Clear Skin

Posted: 4/1/2022

Rosacea Awareness MonthThanks to the growing number of sophisticated rosacea therapies, the 16 million Americans with this potentially serious facial disorder who commit to partnering with their physicians can now expect to enjoy a clear complexion without the psychological and emotional burden of its unpredictable and embarrassing effects.

Q&A: How are Acne and the Papules and Pustules of Rosacea Different?

Posted: 3/22/2022

rosacea patient with bumps and pimplesAlthough it is now known that there is no connection between acne and rosacea, the term “acne rosacea” was once frequently used to describe the bumps (papules) and pimples (pustules) of papulopustular rosacea, and the misleading term is still sometimes used today.

Tips for Taking Action During Rosacea Awareness Month

Posted: 3/7/2022

Rosacea Awareness Month Each year, the National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the impact of this chronic and widespread facial disorder that is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight the Importance of Adherence to Therapy

Posted: 2/8/2022

Rosacea Awareness Month 2022Sophisticated new therapies designed to target rosacea's disease processes combined with treatment plans tailored to patients’ specific cases have made it easier than ever for sufferers to achieve clear skin.

Researchers Define Keys to Recognizing Ocular Rosacea

Posted: 1/25/2022

ocular rosaceaA pair of new studies help establish the relative prevalence of signs and symptoms of the eyes in rosacea patients (ocular rosacea), as well as the importance of medical therapy.

Study: Burning and Stinging Are Neglected but Important Symptoms in Managing Rosacea

Posted: 1/4/2022

rosacea facial erythemaMost clinical practice guidelines for rosacea identify the primary objective as clearing the visible signs of rosacea, and unseen symptoms such as burning and stinging are not always addressed, although they continue to add to patients’ burden of disease and lower quality of life, according to a review of the studies on burning and/or stinging in individuals with rosacea recently published in the Eur

Demodex Species May Affect Rosacea Inflammation, But Not Ocular

Posted: 12/14/2021

Demodex folliculorumA small study in Russia recently examined the effects of different species of Demodex mites in rosacea.1 Researchers examined 212 patients in three groups: healthy controls, rosacea patients low levels of mites, and rosacea patients with high levels of mites.

Join LEO Pharma Inc. in recognizing National Healthy Skin Month!

Posted: 11/19/2021

November marks National Healthy Skin Month, and we at LEO Pharma recognize the importance of skin health.

Finacea® (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% is a topical prescription medicine used to treat the inflammatory papules (raised spots) and pustules (pimple-like bumps) of mild to moderate rosacea. In fact, it’s the first prescription foam approved by the FDA for the treatment of rosacea. Here are some important things to know:

National Rosacea Society Awards 2021 Research Grants

Posted: 11/10/2021

man with ocular rosaceaThe 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.

We’re Looking for Your Rosacea Photos and Stories

Posted: 10/25/2021

rosacea patient photoWe need your help to help others.

There is no one single “face of rosacea” — the combination of signs and symptoms in each person who has it is unique. But because it’s so hard to capture rosacea’s appearance in a single image, there is often confusion and misconceptions about this disorder that affects nearly one in every 20 Americans. The National Rosacea Society is aiming to change that.

Targeting Redness May Change the Course of Disease in Rosacea

Posted: 9/28/2021

Dr. Julie HarperResearch and clinical experience show that targeting the persistent redness (erythema) of rosacea, in combination with treating all signs and symptoms individually, may not only clear its appearance but also lessen the severity of the disease itself, according to Dr. Julie Harper, president and owner of the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham.

New Research Links Rosacea and Ulcerative Colitis

Posted: 9/13/2021

gastrointestinal disorderIn a new NRS grant-funded study, researchers have found that ulcerative colitis, a type of digestive disorder, is two times more likely to be present in individuals with rosacea compared to those without rosacea.

New Publication Updates Physicians on Facial Redness in Rosacea

Posted: 8/23/2021

persistent facial erythemaNew recommendations urging dermatologists and other health professionals to place greater emphasis on persistent facial redness (erythema) in rosacea were recently published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.1 Titled “Update on Facial Erythema in Rosacea,” the new publication is base

Rosacea May Be Associated with Gout, Kidney Stones

Posted: 8/11/2021

Editor’s note: It’s important to note that these findings only suggest a potential association. To determine any cause and effect relationship, further study is required.

Study Investigates How Rosacea Affects Sleep

Posted: 6/28/2021

bedroom at nightWhen your rosacea is flaring up, have you ever noticed that you have trouble sleeping? The first study to investigate the relationship between rosacea and sleep found evidence that the chronic skin disorder and poor sleep quality may be associated with each other.

Even Princesses Have Rosacea: How Lady Diana Managed Her Disorder

Posted: 6/3/2021

Lady Diana, Princess of WalesMembers of the British royal family are no strangers to the spotlight. As the subjects of television series such as “The Crown” as well as in the tabloids and gossip columns for their real-life drama, few other celebrities garner such close attention — and few have been scrutinized as closely as Diana, Princess of Wales.

Studies Find Associations Between Rosacea And Psychiatric Disorders

Posted: 5/18/2021

Editor’s note: Rosacea is a highly visible condition associated with social stigma due to a lack of public awareness and misinformation surrounding its cause. Over the past few years, multiple studies have suggested a connection between rosacea and psychiatric disorders. Additionally, many researchers have noted that rosacea negatively impacts patients’ quality of life. It’s important to separate recent studies concerning psychiatric illnesses, which suggest only a potential association with rosacea, from research gauging the impact rosacea has on patients’ quality of life.

Different Foods Trigger Rosacea Flare-ups in Different Ways

Posted: 5/6/2021

bananas, mango, apples and pearsThe fact that certain foods can trigger a flare-up in some rosacea patients is well known. In reaction to these foods and other environmental factors such as sun exposure or extreme temperatures, the body releases substances in the skin which cause a chain reaction that leads to flushing, inflammation and, for some, burning and stinging sensations.

10 Secrets Only People with Rosacea Know

Posted: 4/22/2021

conversation about rosaceaThe National Rosacea Society recently conducted a survey focused on how rosacea impacts the social lives of patients. More than 575 people with rosacea took part in the survey, and 85% of the respondents said a flare-up of rosacea frequently or occasionally brings them unwanted attention. Ninety-one percent said this unwanted attention affects how they perceive themselves.

When You Look in the Mirror, Do You See Red Skin Spots and Raised Bumps on Your Face?

Posted: 4/15/2021

If you do, it’s possible that your healthcare professional may diagnose you with having mild to moderate rosacea.

Why is Perioral Dermatitis Often Mistaken for Rosacea?

Posted: 3/23/2021

red close-up of womanThe symptoms of perioral dermatitis, also known as periorificial dermatitis, may seem a lot like rosacea: red bumps, pimples and scaling and peeling around the mouth, nose and central part of the face, sometimes coupled with a burning or stinging sensation. But while the two skin conditions can look and feel similar, their root causes are quite different.

National Rosacea Society Offers Updated ‘Understanding Rosacea’ Booklet

Posted: 3/9/2021
Understanding Rosacea booklet

The National Rosacea Society today announced it has introduced an updated version of “Understanding Rosacea,” its most popular educational booklet that provides an introduction to this chronic facial skin disorder estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The new edition incorporates the updated standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea, developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 28 rosacea experts worldwide and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Masks Make Matters Worse for Rosacea Patients, Study Finds

Posted: 2/25/2021

two women walking in a park wearing masksAlmost from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with acne and rosacea have reported new or worsening symptoms due to long hours wearing protective face masks.

Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight Broad Range of Treatment Options

Posted: 2/9/2021

Rosacea Awareness MonthAlthough rosacea sufferers now have access to more treatment options and sophisticated care than ever before, many are still untreated or using older therapies that may not be optimally suited for their individual cases.