Patient Burden

Not an actual patient

Your patients shouldn't need to be burdened by their rosacea

Rosacea is a visible, inflammatory skin disease affecting around 415 million people worldwide and approximately 60 million people in the U.S.

Many people suffer from rosacea, but not everyone is willing to bring it up to their dermatologist in its earlier stages. Patients shouldn't have to settle with their symptoms and can be encouraged that clearance is a possibility with proper treatment and adherence.

It goes beyond what patients feel physically and varies greatly based on their personality. No matter their perception, no one should live with untreated rosacea. Identifying your patient's personality type and approach to rosacea can help navigate your treatment discussion.

 

Take a deeper look beneath the surface of rosacea

1 in 2 patients reported that rosacea affects their quality of life.
1 in 3 patients reported that they experience a high burden of rosacea, DLQI>10.

Introducing Beyond the Visible

A global survey** was conducted with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of the true extent of the burden of rosacea.

6 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Canada and the US

544 PHYSICIANS & 710 PATIENTS

completed the survey

 

The burden of rosacea goes Beyond the Visible

High burden patients report spending up to 3.5 hours more on their skin regimen per week.1** These patients are more likely to suffer from non-visible symptoms like1:

STINGING
BURNING
ITCHING
PAIN

 

 
54%

54% or more of patients

are ready to give up a year or more of their life to cure rosacea.1

 
95%

95% of patients

said they had known little or nothing about signs and symptoms prior to their diagnosis.

 
90%

90% of patients

said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self esteem.

 
88%

88% of patients

said the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions.

 
63%

63% of patients

experience symptoms almost continuously.

Improving the dialogue between rosacea sufferers and healthcare professionals

Rosacea is complex to treat, meaning less visible symptoms can be underestimated by the healthcare community. By opening up about the ways in which the disease affects them emotionally and in practical terms, people with rosacea can help the healthcare professionals assess the suitability of treatment approaches and optimize outcomes based on individual needs.

Although rosacea is a chronic disease, people with rosacea deserve the opportunity to aim for clear skin. This can be made possible by understanding all possible options. To improve outcomes, people with rosacea need to recognize that they are not alone and feel comfortable discussing the true impact of the disease on their everyday lives.



These are the most common symptoms that people with severe rosacea surveyed have experienced in the past year:1
  • Flushing 48%
  • Itching 46%
  • Redness 43%
  • Burning 40%
  • Dry appearance 38%
These are the top 5 activities avoided by rosacea patients:
  • Sun exposure 50%
  • Alcohol 33%
  • Spicy food 26%
  • Sauna 25%
  • Hot climate 24%