Rosacea News June 2012

1. Treating Rosacea with Collagen (Matricol)

Martricol, which is freeze dried sheets of collagen, is another example of a hopeful rosacea treatment emerging in a patent application. This time a health care company in …

2. “MetroFoam” is Better than Metrogel

OK the title is a bit of a stretch as currently there is no such product as Metrofoam, but keep reading to see where I’m coming from. Last year a patent surfaced, owned by Galderma, claiming rights to a “stable, metronidazole-based oil-in-water emulsion expandable into a topically applicable foam having a firm, creamy and light consistency” and is claimed to have improved release-penetration …

3. Demodex Bacteria Protein Response Isolated

Hot on the heels of a paper detailing the fact that demodex bacteria-based proteins inhibit corneal wound recovery, is this paper consolidating a direct relationship between an immune response and facial and ocular rosacea.

Recent research from 2007 has isolated 2 proteins from the bacteria from Bacillus oleronius, that …

4. Counting Demodex Mites with a Confocal Laser Microscope

This paper describes a new way of counting facial demodex mites. A type of microscope called a Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope was used to look for `roundish or lengthy cone-shaped structures’ on the skin, and these were …

5. Tanda Luxe (Red LEDs) for Facial Wrinkles and Cheek Rosacea

A clinical trial has been listed for the Tanda Luxe, a Red LED device that is to be used as a treatment for wrinkles and facial rosacea, especially on …

6. Wanted SF: Daily SPF15 Green Tint Corrector Trialists

I have been contacted by Yvonne Law from Biometrix, who are looking for volunteers in San Francisco who are interesting in trialing a new product from a well known cosmetic company. The product is a “facial SPF with green tint corrector to reduce facial redness”. The company says that this product is “now being researched for efficacy, safety in use, and advertising claim support.” …

7. Allergan Developing Oxymetazoline (AGN-199201/V-101) Cream Formulations

A recently surfaced patent application shows that Allergan are continuing to protect their intellectual property around their proposed Oxymetazoline based facial redness treatment.

This patent application relates to the technology and inventions used to create a suitable cream formulation of oxymetazoline. It covers how …

8. Xeomin (Botulinum Toxin Type A) being Trialled as a Rosacea Treatment

The BOTOX relative Xeomin is to be trialled as a treatment on the cheeks of rosacea sufferers. We are not told in the trial description if the rosacea …

9. Elevated Proteins in The Skin of Ocular Rosacea Sufferers

The following abstract details some research that was undertake to characterise what is happening in ocular rosacea. There is currently no accepted diagnostic test for rosacea. Some History Rosacea News first highlighted a possible diagnostic test for ocular rosacea in late 2005. The article from the Journal of Proteome Research concluded that “The high abundance of oligosaccharides in the tear fluid of …

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