Treating acne and rosacea in patients with skin of colorThe treatment and management of acne and rosacea in patients with skin of color can be tricky and it behooves the astute clinician to be wary of the pitfalls and challenges associated with treatment.
Facial erythema influences perceptions
Facial erythema influences perceptionsA recent study shows people with facial erythema were strongly associated with having poor health and negative personality traits. Participants reported negative impacts of rosacea emotionally, socially, and at work. Doctors should seek to address both the aesthetic as well as the psychological impacts of the disease.
Evolving laser therapies for rosacea symptomsErythematotelangiectatic rosacea, characterized by diffuse and persistent facial redness and telangiectasias, is a challenging disease to treat. Recent advances in laser and light therapies appear effective in improving these symptoms.
Microbial considerations in rosacea treatmentResearch into the microbiome of the skin is advancing. A greater understanding of how the different microbes interact may lead to new treatment options for conditions like rosacea, but more questions still remain.
The good, the bad, the ugly of alternative therapies
The good, the bad, the ugly of alternative therapiesAsk your patients about their use of alternative/complementary therapies, which are often helpful but can cause or worsen skin problems.
Rosacea's surprising genetic linkA recent study has shed some light on the genetic predisposition of rosacea as well as other associated environmental factors, which could lead to improved treatment and management of the disease.
FDA approves new topical rosacea treatmentFDA has approved azelaic acid (Finacea, Bayer HealthCare) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.
It's rosacea, not acneNearly half of rosacea patients thought they had acne before being diagnosed. Learn how to explain the difference between rosacea and acne to patients and help them get the care they need.
Rosacea’s psychological impactResearchers assess the impact of facial erythema on the subconscious perceptions and initial reactions of others and how these affect their resulting attitudes.
New study uncovers genetic links to rosacea
New study uncovers genetic links to rosaceaResearchers have identified gene variants that could lead to new treatment targets and a better understanding of rosacea.