Anyone Dealing With Rosacea?

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Anyone Dealing With Rosacea?
Wed, 08-28-2013 - 10:16am

Patients with the common skin condition rosacea can now turn to the first topical gel aimed at easing the redness that comes with the ailment.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Mirvaso (brimonidine) for the treatment of the redness -- clinically known as erythema -- that is a hallmark of rosacea. The gel is made by Galderma Laboratories, of Fort Worth, Texas, and was approved based on two month-long clinical trials involving more than 550 patients.

"Facial redness is the most common symptom of rosacea, but until now, physicians have been without prescription treatment options to specifically address this patient need," lead investigator Dr. Mark Jackson, a dermatologist and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, said in a news release from Galderma.

FDA Approves Topical Gel to Ease Redness of Rosacea- http://www.ivillage.com/fda-approves-rosacea-drug/4-a-545617

Great news!  Are you dealing with rosacea?  Would you give this new treatment a try?

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