Abstract Number: 6

Treatment of rosacea: Update on general management approach and topical treatment options

E. Forward, E. Yiasemides

Meeting: 2017 Dermcoll

Session Information

Date: -

Session Title: Registrars and Fellows Update Session 2

Session Time: -

Rosacea is a chronic and relapsing inflammatory skin disorder that primarily involves the central face and is associated with four distinct subtypes: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular. It is characterized by marked involvement of the central face with transient or persistent erythema, telangiectasia, inflammatory papules and pustules, or hyperplasia of the connective tissue.

Many patients seek therapy due to concern over the effect of rosacea on physical appearance. As there is no cure for rosacea, treatment is focused on symptom suppression. The main treatment modalities for rosacea include topical, systemic, laser, and light therapies.

Our aim is to describe the types of rosacea seen in a case series of patients presenting to a dermatology department and assess the efficacy and safety of topical tretinoin for the treatment of acne rosacea.

The poster/presentation with be a review of current literature regarding the management of rosacea. It will summarise the current understanding of rosacea and the treatment approach. We will then present our findings in regards to the efficacy, safety and overall patient satisfaction with the use of topic tretinoin.