Relief for Rosacea Suffers
But, new research published by leading dermatologist Zoe Diana
Draelos, MD in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, reveals that
azelaic acid 15% gel used in combination with a polyhydroxy (PHA) acid
skin care regimen is more effective than using an individual,
self-selected skin care routine.
"Rosacea is particularly problematic for women who on one hand, are
socially embarrassed by the facial stigmata of rosacea, and on the
other, are often unable to tolerate common skin care products for
cleansing and moisturizing, or to improve the appearance of aged skin,"
states Dr. Draelos, Clinical Associate Professor, Wake Forest
University School of Medicine. "I am happy to report that medical
treatment with azelaic acid and skin care products containing
polyhydroxy acids can decrease the signs and symptoms of rosacea."
Based on this new development, rosacea patients should think twice
before selecting their own skin care products and consult a
dermatologist to learn more about the benefits of PHA treatment.
Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, is Clinical Associate Professor of
Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Draelos is also the Editor-in-Chief
of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.