David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

Niacinamide, Moisturizers and the Skin Barrier Function

Written by on September 18, 2005 in Rosacea Moisturizer with 15 Comments

This study concludes that rosacea sufferers can benefit from using a moisturizer, such as one that contains Niacinamide, that helps by improving the stratum corneum barrier function. There aren’t many moisturizers on the market that contain Niacinamide. If you do find one that you like, please do let us know below in the comments. Niacinamide […]

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Generic Metrogel soon – Fougera

Written by on September 17, 2005 in Metrogel 1% with 30 Comments
Generic Metrogel soon – Fougera

Interesting to note that Galderma’s patent on metrogel expired on June 6, 2006. Fougera has approval to make generic metrogel, potentially leading to a cheaper alternative. Metrogel is currently a $75 million a year product and growing. Note that only the 0.75% formulation of metronidazole has come out of patent and thus is potentially available […]

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Treating Vascular Lesions with IPL

Written by on September 16, 2005 in IPL with 1 Comment

Another 2003 Paper about IPL. Treatment of the vascular lesions of the face and neck using selective vascular photothermolysis with intense pulse light European Journal of Plastic Surgery Issue: Volume 26, Number 6, November 2003, Pages: 319 – 323 Keywords: Vascular lesions – Intense pulse light – Laser – Photothermolysis Tahsin Oguz Acartürk1 and Guy […]

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Measuring Erythema (red face) after IPL

Written by on September 15, 2005 in IPL, Red Face of Rosacea with 0 Comments

This is the one of the first published papers to objectively measure how IPL performs as a treatment for rosacea. The paper’s conclusion makes for encouraging reading; “As demonstrated by truly objective and quantitative means, intense pulsed light is effective for reducing rosacea-associated blood flow, telangiectasia, and erythema.” Objective and Quantitative Improvement of Rosacea-Associated Erythema […]

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Rosac Cream vs. Metrocream

Rosac is a topical preparation that combines 2 sunscreens with sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur. Other Sulfacetmide preparations include Plexion, Rosanil and Rosula. Rosac contains avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and octinoxate (also known as Octyl methoxycinnamate) as chemical sunscreens. This study is saying that rosac cream was better at reducing papules and pustules and redness as well. […]

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