Over 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, a vascular condition caused by inflammation with symptoms that include facial redness, pimples and eye irritation. Yet only 10% of sufferers are being treated.
As part of Rosacea Awareness Month, Cynthia Nixon (best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s celebrated series, Sex and the City) is starring in an Online Public Service Announcement that shines the spotlight on this little-known skin condition.
Curious about rosacea? Here are a few things Cynthia wants rosacea sufferers to know:
- Rosacea can be triggered by certain foods, drinks and activities. Cynthia has modified her diet and daily routine to help manage her rosacea.
- Cynthia started noticing that something was going on with her skin in her early forties, and found out it was rosacea from her dermatologist. Rosacea tends to appear after age 30 and because of its chronic nature, it can last a lifetime.
- Rosacea can be difficult to recognize and is often mistaken for acne, but unlike acne, it is not believed that bacteria is involved.
- While there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, it can be treated and managed with the help of a dermatologist.
Visit www.ROSACEAFACTS.com to learn more about rosacea, take the self-screening quiz and to connect with a dermatologist in your area.
This public service announcement was created in partnership with the National Rosacea Society and sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.