Archive for November, 2009

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

NY Derm likes Finacea instead of Retin-A

In an ELLE Magazine December 2009 interview, New York Dermatologist Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD tells us that she has rosacea. A respected and published dermatologist, Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas says that she is one of the many people who cannot tolerate topical retinoids. Instead she prefers Finacea which she says is great for acne and rosacea, reduces […]

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Promiseb even better than Desonide 0.05%

Promiseb Topical Cream has been found to be as effective as desonide cream 0.05% when treating facial dermatitis. This is an exciting finding, especially if the results can be replicated at large in the rosacea / seborrheic dermatitis community. Rosacea sufferers are well advised to be careful with any form of steroids because it has […]

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What is this mysterious Nycomed 0444 Gel ?

The Clinical Trials register has listed a just completed trial for something cryptically called 0444 Gel. The Gel is targeted for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Apparently the study started in January 2008 and has just been completed. Study of 0444 Gel in the Treatment of Inflammatory Lesions of Rosacea Sponsor: Nycomed US Inc […]

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Accutane Dose of 22mg a Day Works Best: EADV

A summary from a the recent 18th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology has presented some findings relating to the most effect dosage of accutane to treat rosacea. Accutane (Isotretinoin) has been successfully prescribed in low doses to treat rosacea, and especially the `lumps and bumps’ of rosacea that have not responded […]

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A recently published paper is proposing the use of Vitamin K Oxide (Phytonadione Epoxide Hexane) as a treatment to accelerate the recovery from the redness and purple lesions following Pulsed Dye Laser. A previous study in 1994 also found that Vitamin K cream reduced the severity of post PDL purpura. Whilst the redness and indeed […]

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