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Introducing beyond the visible

A global survey+ was conducted with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of the true extent of the burden of rosacea.

6 different countries:
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Canada and the U.S.

544 physicians and 710 patients with confirmed rosacea completed the survey

How does rosacea impact people?

Rosacea impacts people psychologically and emotionally, as well as having broader impacts for society and healthcare systems. The report “Rosacea: Beyond the visible” highlights how significant this burden can be.

How does rosacea impact people?

  • 1 in 3 people lost confidence
  • 1 in 4 people felt annoyed
  • 1 in 10 people felt dejected

People who reported that rosacea has a very large impact on their life visit their doctor more than twice as often as those whose quality of life is less severely impacted.

Every 2nd patient reports that they are likely to be willing to give up 6 months or more of their life to cure rosacea

55% of people with rosacea in active employment said their condition had impacted their work productivity

Over 82% of people with rosacea do not feel their disease is properly controlled

Over 87% say they suffer with flare-ups

These are the most common symptoms that people surveyed with severe rosacea have experienced in the past year:1

  • Flushing 48%
  • Itching 46%
  • Redness 43%
  • Burning 40%
  • Dry appearance 38%

These are the top 5 activities avoided by rosacea patients:1

  • Sun exposure 50%
  • Alcohol 33%
  • Spicy food 26%
  • Sauna 25%
  • Hot climate 24%

Improving the dialogue between rosacea sufferers and healthcare professionals

Rosacea is complex to treat, meaning less visible symptoms can be underestimated by the healthcare community. By opening up about the ways in which the disease affects them emotionally and in practical terms, people with rosacea can help the healthcare professionals assess the suitability of treatment approaches and optimize outcomes based on individual needs.

Although rosacea is a chronic disease, people with rosacea deserve the opportunity to aim for clear skin. This can be made possible by understanding all possible options. To improve outcomes, people with rosacea need to recognize that they are not alone and feel comfortable discussing the true impact of the disease on their everyday lives.

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