Rosacea News October 2014

Trial: Cutera Excel V versus Syneron Candela Vbeam

1. Trial: Cutera Excel V versus Syneron Candela Vbeam

Cutera, the makers of the Cutera Excel V, a 532nm KTP Laser have posted the details of trial comparing their product with the 595nm Pulse Dye Laser from Syneron Candela. The physician and trialist will assess improvements in the blood vessels and pustules and papules of rosacea. Additionally the trial will use a Spectrophotometer to […]

SCENESSE approved for EPP in Europe

2. SCENESSE approved for EPP in Europe

Clinuvel have announced that their treatment known as SCENESSE (yes another product insisting on all caps) has been approved as a treatment for Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP) in Europe. SCENESSE has previously been granted Orphan Drug Designation in Europe, USA, Australia and Switzerland. Scenesse was approved for use in Italy in 2010. Europe approves novel Australian […]

Rosacea Sufferers have 10x Food Allergies

3. Rosacea Sufferers have 10x Food Allergies

File this one away with the unusual and `maybe not the whole story’ research results. Recently publicised research shows that rosacea sufferers are 10 times more likely to have food allergies compared to non rosacea sufferers. Additionally the research found a 7.5 times likelihood of having urogenital disorders. Rosacea’s comorbidities are more than skin deep […]

Dermalex Repair Rosacea and Couperose Cream Reviews

4. Dermalex Repair Rosacea and Couperose Cream Reviews

Looking more like a sunscreen with some herbal extracts Dermalex Repair has made a gentle entrance to the rosacea market in the UK. Described as a `treatment cream for Rosacea and Couperose’ Dermalex seems to be a mild and reasonably priced skincare cream. The product publicity includes the following grand sounding claims’ The patented Tri-solve® […]

Cathelicidin LL-37 link between UVB exposure and inflammation

5. Cathelicidin LL-37 link between UVB exposure and inflammation

More finger pointing towards the peptide LL-37 and its role in the inflammation associated with rosacea. This abstract tells us that the inflammation and extra blood vessels associated with exposure to the sun (specifically the UVB band of radiation) are enhanced in the presence of cathelicidin LL-37. This result may help explain why sun exposure […]

6. More Demodex Mite Peculiarities

With all of the terrible articles you can find on the net about demodex mites (delighting to tell us about about how they eat, defecate and reproduce in your skin; and how they are actually `spiders’) it is nice to read a well written article full of real facts about demodex mites. You Almost Certainly […]

Generic Metrogel Pump 1% from Sandoz

7. Generic Metrogel Pump 1% from Sandoz

Despite suggestions that Generic Metrogel is easily available in the US, there are scant reports online from users getting access to cheaper Metronidazole 1% treatments. In July this year Sandoz announced that they were selling a generic version of Metrogel 1%. The generic versions of metronidazole gel were previously restricted to 0.75% as the patent […]

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