realself.com interviews Dr. Robert A. Weiss, of Maryland Laser Skin & Vein, at the 2013 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Weiss discusses the cause, potential aggravators, and available treatments for rosacea.
Emerging therapies for rosacea have a favorable side effect profile and address specific symptoms of the condition; brimonidine, for example, addresses background erythema while ivermectin addresses the papules and pustules.
Lead author and a Galderma consultant dermatologist Linda Stein Gold, M.D. writes to Dermatology Times that results from Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream, 1% were seen in clinical studies as early as week two, with continuous improvement in patients with inflammatory lesions of rosacea.
In the search for rosacea treatments, topical ivermectin 1 percent cream met its safety endpoints in two pivotal trials that included a total of 910 actively treated subjects, Galderma announced at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Although the symptoms of acne and rosacea are well established, clear and definitive etiologies of these conditions have largely been unknown. Recent research, however, has shed new light into the pathophysiology of these conditions, paving the way for more targeted therapies.