Rosacea News March 2012

1. Uriage Thermal Water for a Red Face (2012 AAD San Diego)

I have to admit that I had never heard of Uriage Thermal Water before reading this poster abstract. Best I can tell, Uriage Thermal Water is a mineral water sourced from the French Alps.  It “possesses an exceptionally high content of mineral salts and trace elements in comparison with thermal waters used in dermatology (i.e. 11,000 mg/l). These mineral salts and trace elements have …

2. La Roche-Posay and L’Oreal Sensitive Skin Research

Thought that the following Poster Session from the recent 2012 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego was encouraging because we really do want to see new products being developed specifically for people with sensitive skin. La Roche Posay is one of the skincare brands owned by L’Oreal. La Roche Posay may be known to rosacea sufferers through the actually little-known Rosaliac UV …

3. Sansrosa Phase II Results at 2012 AAD San Diego

Some Phase II Trial results for Sansrosa were presented at the recent 2012 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego. Joseph F. Fowler, M.D., Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Louisville was the principal study investigator. A summary of these results was mentioned in October 2011 via a press release covered here: Sansrosa not Susceptible to Tolerance or Rebound Whilst …

4. Sulphur Still a Classic Treatment for Rosacea (2012 AAD San Diego)

The following Poster Session from the 2012 AAD meeting in San Diego aimed to raise the profile of the use of sulphur as a treatment in rosacea. Did you …

5. Frank C. Powell at 2012 AAD San Diego

If you were able to attend the 2012 annual meeting of the AAD in San Diego you would have been able to attend the following discussion group on Rosacea.  The director of the session, Prof. Powell is known to rosacea sufferers because of his excellent book Rosacea Diagnosis and Management. Powell has been a consultant dermatologist at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, …

6. Zinc Sulfate Doesn’t Work for Rosacea

Despite a 2006 study in a prestigious journal that showed some modest benefit from taking 100mg a day of Zinc Sufate, a more recent study with a …

7. Mysterious L’Oreal Lotion Good for Redness (2012 AAD San Diego)

At the recent AAD 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego, a poster session sponsored by L’Oreal looked quite interesting. The session detailed some research on an un-named facial lotion. The research claimed a statistically significant improvement in redness after 4 weeks of use. No searching could find a product from L’Oreal that contained the following ingredients; palmitoyl tripeptide-8 …

8. Foamix Minocycline Foam works for Bacterial Infections

A recent press release teases rosacea sufferers that a topical foaming form of minocycline might become a new treatment. The trial results promoted in the press release are for a condition called Impetigo, …

9. Sansrosa Completes Phase III Trials

A short press release today from Galderma to say that the 2 Phase III trials for Sansrosa have completed successfully. These latest large scale trials were able to confirm the positive findings resulting from the Phase II trials. This must be a great relief to Galderma who had to return to Phase II trials after previously commencing Phase III trials. …

10. What about Acne in Children?

The following video from the American Acne & Rosacea Society will be interesting to those who are looking for more information about how to treat acne in children. Children require special attention when presenting with acne as some of the adult treatments may be unsuitable for children. The guidelines offer advice for adolescent acne, preadolescent acne, infantile and neonatal acne. …

11. Ziana Almost Works for Rosacea

In January 2009 we learnt that Medicis was interested in trialing Ziana as a treatment for rosacea. Medicis may be known to rosacea sufferers because they also make Plexion and Solodyn. Sadly the rigorous nature …

12. Avermectin Milbemycin Eyewash for Ocular Rosacea

This recently published patent is interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly there is renewed interest in Ivermectin because of Galderma’s large trial of Topical Ivermectin 1% Cream (CD5024) for facial rosacea. Secondly there are few official treatments for ocular rosacea, so a provable treatment such as outlined in this patent could show promise. A word of caution is needed here of course. …

13. Azeloglicina (Azelaic Acid + Glycine) for the Redness of Rosacea

A newly published article introduces us to a new formulation of Azelaic Acid known as Azeloglicina. Azeloglicina (chemical name  Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate) is described as a “condensation product between one mole of Azelaic Acid and two moles of Glycine” and is touted as an improvement over the individual properties of both. A company called Singerga holds the patent on Azeloglicina. …

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