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A Deeper Look at Rosacea
Life with rosacea can be challenging, but remember that you are not alone. Rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans every day.
Even though it’s hidden, the emotional effects of rosacea can be incredibly difficult to deal with — often leading to canceled plans and lowered self-confidence. But that doesn’t have to be your life. Your dermatologist can help create a rosacea treatment plan that will get you closer to clear skin.
Rosacea occurs in both men and women and in people of all skin types, races and ages. But it is most likely to be diagnosed in the following populations of people:
- Women between the ages of 30 and 60
- Those of English, German, Irish or Scottish descent
- Families with a history of rosacea
Beyond the Surface of Rosacea
The burden of rosacea often goes beyond skin deep. For some, the physical symptoms have a significant emotional impact. In a survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society of more than 1,200 rosacea patients:
54% or more of patients are ready to give up a year or more of their life to cure rosacea.1
95% of patients said they had known little or nothing about signs and symptoms prior to their diagnosis.*
90% of patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem.*
88% of patients said the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions.*
63% of patients experienced symptoms almost continuously.*
Although rosacea is a chronic disease, recognizing that you are not alone is the first step in your journey to clearer skin. By opening up to your healthcare provider about the emotional and physical effects of rosacea on your daily life, you can help the healthcare community understand the true impact of the disease.
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