Archive for February, 2006

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

This paper on the role of sunscreens in rosacea makes the interesting point that sunlight exposure is known to be one of the top tripwires for rosacea, and that as few as 5% of rosacea sufferers use a daily sunscreen. It is true that we read comparitively little about sunscreens considering that sun exposure can […]

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More published research about the `non antibiotic’ properties of Tetracyclines. See below for links to more research about low dose doxycycline and up-and-coming tetracycline derivaties: Incyclinide and Oracea. Tetracyclines: nonantibiotic properties and their clinical implications. Journal American Academy of Dermatology, 2006 Feb;54(2):258-65. Allen N. Sapadin MD, and Raul Fleischmajer MD., Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai […]

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PDT shows promise for rosacea treatment

Written by on February 22, 2006 in PDT with 1 Comment

A recent Rosacea News item titled `be careful with Levulan (aminolevulinic acid)‘ urged care with this new form of photodynamic therapy. Hot off the press are these 2 articles that offer some promise for the use of Photodynamic Therapy in treating rosacea. The warning is still worth considering given that this is a relatively new […]

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IPL Technology Primer (incl. Lumenis One)

Written by on February 21, 2006 in IPL with 0 Comments

This 2003 paper from Lasers in Surgery and Medicine gives some good information about IPL Technology. Whilst it doesn’t deal with rosacea directly, it will help those interested in IPL technology and treatment. The devices reviewed include Photoderm, EpiLight, Vasculight and IPL Quantum. In 2004 a new IPL Treatment platform, Lumenis One was introduced. The […]

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The article I highlighted in December – Rosacea News: diagnostic test for ocular rosacea was funded by the NRS. Although I missed it at the time, I thought it was worthwhile highlighting it now. A 2004 Grant of $21,419 was awarded to Dr. Mark Mannis and Dr. Lenio Alvarenga. The grant was directed at Ocular […]

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