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 … Continue Reading… →
What do Renee Zellegwer, Cameron Diaz, Mariah Carey, and Bill Clinton have in common? They are four of the 16 million Americans who have to deal with a form of sensitive skin called rosacea. For reasons that are not clear, the skin tends to flush easily and stay red. It is more common in women with fair skin, but its also seen in men and people with darker eyes and coloring.
There are two main forms of rosacea:
1– The most common and mildest form consists primarily of bright red skin and numerous small broken blood vessels on the skin’s surface. Why this happens is not clear ( genetics?) but certain triggers seems to bring trigger flare-ups. Sunlight is the biggest culprit, followed closely by alcohol, spicy foods, stress, chocolate, coffee and hot showers.