Rosacea News March 2010

Rosacea News March 2010

1. Rosacea is just a drop in the Internet Ocean

March 31st, 2010, by David Pascoe | in the news |

Those that have been around the rosacea online community for a while tend to be very focused on rosacea. If you ask Google how many people are searching for particular keywords you can see a bit more perspective on where rosacea fits in the global internet consciousness….

2. Biochemics Patents Vasoactives to Enhance Laser Treatments

March 30th, 2010, by E.L. Hodge | flushing, laser therapy, patents |

Today we welcome a new writer for Rosacea News – E.L. Hodge. Great to have you and we are all looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts !

How to best optimize laser and IPL treatments has long been debated. Should the rosacean deliberately engineer a flush prior to treatment? Should anti-inflammatories or anti-hypertensives be taken after treatment? Of course, many have long since reached …

3. RRDi Calling for Papers for Volume 2

March 29th, 2010, by David Pascoe | research foundation |

Following on from RRDi publishes first edition of their Rosacea Journal is a call for papers for the next Volume. Call for Papers, RRDi Journal Volume 2 We welcome articles on any aspect of rosacea for the second volume of the RRDi Journal. Health professionals and researchers are invited to submit research articles, clinical trial …

4. British film crew seeks NHS patient with rosacea

March 27th, 2010, by David Pascoe | in the news |

A production company is preparing to shoot a film on rosacea for the NHS Choices website and would like to include a case study. The ideal candidate would be someone whose rosacea is being treated by a dermatologist under the NHS, who is progressing well with those treatments, and can speak fluently about what is involved. They will also be interviewing a rosacea specialist/dermatologist, who …

5. Galderma’s President on the dermatology market

March 25th, 2010, by David Pascoe | galderma, in the news |

A few short quips from the President of Galderma, François Fournier, on his thoughts on the dermatology market. Just a couple of points below that were interesting. For one, Galderma invests more in R&D

6. Oracea should be tested against Generic Doxycycline

March 24th, 2010, by David Pascoe | galderma, oracea, tetracyclines |

This just published abstract is looking at recent advances in the use of the tetracycline family in treating rosacea. Of course a lot of the interest in subantimicrobial dose doxycyline has been motivated by the introduction of the Oracea to the market. A previous published study instigated by Collagenex (now owned by Galderma) showed that 100mg doxycycline was no better than oracea in …

7. April is Rosacea Awareness Month, spread the word

March 23rd, 2010, by David Pascoe | in the news, research foundation |

I haven’t ever got that excited about the annual awareness month for rosacea, as, well I’m quite aware of it.

It is obvious though, from looking around the population that plenty of people are not aware of the condition.

Why don’t you, as a reader of Rosacea News, do something …

8. rhinophyma (permanent rosacea nose) research updates

March 20th, 2010, by David Pascoe | rhinophyma |

A few updates for rhinophyma have been published recently, worth mentioning here as a quick update. Carbon dioxide laser treatment of rhinophyma: a review of 124 patients. (Br J Dermatol. 2009 Oct;161(4):814-8. Epub 2009 Jul 14.) Gives the conclusion that “The CO2 laser is an effective and durable treatment for rhinophyma. Treatment carries …

9. Clarifoam EF good for Rosacea, Acne and Seborrheic Dermatitis

March 19th, 2010, by David Pascoe | acne treatments, seborrheic dermatitis,topicals, user reviews |

This just published paper details a `new’ product that comprises a slight twist on an old formula. It seems that much of modern research and development involves tweaking existing treatments to see how their efficacy and product lifecycle can be extended.

This new product is known as CLARIFOAM EF Emollient Foam, …

10. Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector, is it for you ?

March 17th, 2010, by David Pascoe | clinique, skin care |

“Here’s the chance to virtually undo the visible evidence of sun damage, dark patches, age spots, even acne scarring. Gently. For all ethnicities”. So says the promotional material for Clinique’s Even Better Tone Corrector and makeup. “Not even a leading prescription ingredient is faster in creating a more even skin tone”. Sounds too good to be true. Also sounds like it might be …

11. RRDi publishes first edition of their Rosacea Journal

March 16th, 2010, by David Pascoe | research, research foundation |

Brady Barrows has announced that the RRDi has published the Journal of the Rosacea Research & Development Institute: Volume 1 Number 1, 2010. The journal has been produced by volunteer rosacea sufferers and consists of `articles by …

12. Finacea Plus (get $2 off CeraVe and $10 off Finacea)

March 12th, 2010, by David Pascoe | finacea |

Many rosacea sufferers don’t get to see how the large pharmaceutical companies are marketing rosacea treatments to physicians. The program list from the recent AAD meeting in Florida gives an idea of where and how these companies think they can best promote their prescription products. Recently Rosacea News highlighted what is seen as Galderma’s quest to own the rosacea market. Here we …

13. Can you treat Acne with your iPhone ?

March 10th, 2010, by David Pascoe | LED Therapy, acne treatments |

Thanks to ClinuvelNews for highlighting the a $1.99 USD application available for your iPhone that is said to treat your acne. The application displays a red or blue screen which you then hold up to your face, supposedly allowing your skin to be treated while you make a phone call. Here are example screen shots of what the introductory and red and blue …

14. Galderma wants to own the Rosacea Market

March 8th, 2010, by David Pascoe | galderma, in the news |

Galderma is a large multinational pharmaceutical company. They don’t have much in the way of internet blogs and online chatter so it is hard to get a feel for what makes them tick. In recent years Galderma has become the heavyweight of dermatology, especially in rosacea treatments. The program list from the recent AAD meeting in Florida gives an idea of where Galderma …

15. Dermalogica Close Shave Oil, it really works !

March 5th, 2010, by David Pascoe | shaving, skin care, user reviews |

I have to admit that I hate shaving. It seems such a waste of time to me. Every morning I need to devote 10-15 minutes to scrape the dead wire-like hair off my face. Not only is it messy, but it hurts. I have tried an electric …

16. Microskin now available in the US

March 4th, 2010, by David Pascoe | makeup, topicals |

Recently that the Australian company Microskin has opened an office in New York. The Brisbane office opened in July 2005, with the NY office opening in January 2010. Microskin mention rosacea as one of the conditions that they treat. The product is slated as a simulated second skin. The product is applied using a Stipple (a special type of sponge) …

17. Assess your skin age and apparent likelihood to get rosacea

March 3rd, 2010, by David Pascoe | in the news |

A recent article from ABC7 featuring a skin analysis tool called VISIA Complexion Analysis System. The article suggests that the system uses multiple measures, including a porphyrin count to predict how likely a person is to get acne or …

18. NYP Hospital looking for trial participants, oral rosacea treatment

March 2nd, 2010, by David Pascoe | clinical trials |

Department of Dermatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University The Clinical Research Unit is seeking men and women, at least 18 years old, to participate in a research study of a new oral investigational treatment for Rosacea. The study requires 10 visits over 16 weeks. Participants may be eligible to receive: Free facial skin examinations …

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