Research 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.
Erythematotelangiectatic 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.
A 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.
Nearly 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.
Researchers assess the impact of facial erythema on the subconscious perceptions and initial reactions of others and how these affect their resulting attitudes.
Researchers have identified gene variants that could lead to new treatment targets and a better understanding of rosacea.
Emerging therapies for rosacea have a favorable side effect profile and address specific symptoms of the condition; brimonidine, for example, addresses background erythema while ivermectin addresses the papules and pustules.
Treating common skin conditions such as rosacea and melasma with appropriate topical agents, chemical peels, devices and cosmeceuticals can build trust among patients who may require additional dermatological services, experts say.
Lead author and a Galderma consultant dermatologist Linda Stein Gold, M.D. writes to Dermatology Times that results from Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream, 1% were seen in clinical studies as early as week two, with continuous improvement in patients with inflammatory lesions of rosacea.