Rosacea

Rosacea

Have you been diagnosed with Rosacea?

CRAT is treating patients with at least 8-15 inflammatory lesions or bumps on their face (including papules, pustules and pimples), persistent redness on the face, and evidence of telangiectasia, which is blood vessels or spider veins visible near the surface of the skin.

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue.

Primary Signs of Rosacea

  • Flushing
    Many people with rosacea have a history of frequent blushing or flushing. This facial redness may come and go, and is often the earliest sign of the disorder.
  • Persistent Redness
    Persistent facial redness is the most common individual sign of rosacea, and may resemble a blush or sunburn that does not go away.
  • Bumps and Pimples
    Small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop. While these may resemble acne, blackheads are absent and burning or stinging may occur.
  • Visible Blood Vessels
    In many people with rosacea, small blood vessels become visible on the skin.

 

This will be a 12-week study with 4 office visits.

Compensation will be available for time and travel.

 

“All About Rosacea.” National Rosacea Society. Web. 21/Mar/2017.

 

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