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April is Rosacea Awareness Month

April 2012

Do you seem to blush more easily than most people? When you eat certain foods, does your face turn red and stay red for a while? After you apply skin care products, does your face sting or burn? Do your eyes feel like they have sand in them? If you answered yes to some of these questions, you could have rosacea.

The following information can help find out whether you could have rosacea and should see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. You’ll also find tips to help you ease the discomfort that rosacea can cause.

Could I have rosacea?
Answer 15 questions and receive an individualized response that can help you find out whether you could have rosacea.

Gentle skin care helps control rosacea
Easy-to-follow tips that can greatly ease your discomfort.

Rosacea
Learn about this condition.

Rosacea treatment:
Eye problems

When rosacea develops in the eyes, treatment is essential.


What dermatologists tell their patients

With time rosacea can worsen. Seeing a dermatologist and starting treatment before this happens can prevent rosacea from getting worse.

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Academy news

Learning the language of your skin could save your life
Early this year, a survey was conducted with one purpose in mind. The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and LEO Pharma wanted to find out what Americans know about the sun and its effects on the skin.

The survey results show that most Americans would benefit from learning a bit more. Nearly 9 out of 10 Americans did not know about a very common precancerous skin condition called actinic keratosis (AK).

You can see the key findings at: Survey shows when it comes to skin health, beauty trumps sun safety.

To learn what sun-damaged skin looks like and your risk for AK, visit: Listen to Your Skin™.


Dermatologists share their expertise
When it comes to knowledge about the skin, hair, and nails, dermatologists have unrivaled expertise. During the Academy’s Annual Meeting, several dermatologists volunteered to share their expertise about the following:

Skin conditions
New therapies helping patients with advanced melanoma

Dermatologists urge psoriasis patients to be aware of potential link to other serious diseases

Hormonal factors key to understanding acne in women

New surgical techniques hold promise for treating vitiligo

Musicians at risk for common skin condition

Hair
Handle with care: African-American hair needs special care to avoid damage

Treating excess body hair could remedy a hairy situation

Laser treatments for skin, hair and nails
New generation of laser and light therapies could provide future treatment options for skin, hair and nail conditions

Skin care
Understanding the science of good genes could lead to better skin care products, recommendations



Next month: SPOT Skin Cancer™

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