Question: I have sensitive skin and my doctor gave me a new prescription for rosacea. It’s called Finacea, costs $185 and it has not made a difference since I started it 10 days ago. Now what?
Answer: Patience! I know first hand how frustrating it is to deal with rosacea, but please give this safe and effective medication time to work to work. According to Laura Cortelyou, acne guru at Marmur Medical, Finacea is not an instant cure. After several months, it will deliver good results although you will use it indefinately to maintain benefits.
Sensitive Skin and Finacea
Here’s how it works: The body produces a substance known as cathelicdin. It is a natural immune response and a great defense against bacteria. When you have a tendancy to rosacea, your body tends to over react and over produce cathelicidins which triggers redness and irritation. Finacea is actually which is azelaic acid which found in wheat and rye. It acts by inhibiting production of cathelicidins, another example of “treatment targets”, natural opportunities to interrupt a problem at different stages of the process.
Daily Rosacea Care
Finacea should be applied morning and night all over the face, not just on affected areas. Help it work by following traditional tips for sensitive skin care. Avoid irritating products such as scrubbing grains, alcohol based toners and even rough washcloths. Use a super mild cleanser like Neutrogena Ultra Gentle cleanser and since sunlight triggers rosacea redness, always top the skin with zinc based sunscreen. To keep things going in the right direction, try avoiding alchol, coffee, caffeine and spicy foods.
Basic skin care, careful diet and targeted medications like Finacea can bring your sensitive skin under control. For more information sign up with Rosacea Conceirge that provides 24/7 support when you are dealing with daily rosacea care. Established by Bayer, makers of Finacea, it even offers a 24 hour hot line where you can get quick answers from a nurse trained in rosacea education.