Galderma strives for clearer skin for rosacea patients. There are many great options for you and your healthcare provider to discuss about your rosacea treatment. The bottom line is that clearer skin is possible, and you should set your expectations high and work with your healthcare team to get there.
Let’s S.T.O.P. to Talk about Rosacea
S.T.O.P. is a set of guiding principles that patients can use to discuss their rosacea and treatment goals with their healthcare provider. This approach to treatment can help people suffering from rosacea achieve clearer results.
Before you can improve rosacea, you need to recognize the signs and symptoms of rosacea.
By identifying and understanding the triggers of your rosacea, you can help prevent breakouts and redness.
When battling rosacea, it’s important to have an outcome defined in your treatment to give you an obtainable goal to track against.
To reach your desired outcome, you must work closely with your healthcare provider to outline a clear plan of action that supports your lifestyle and helps you achieve clearer results.
Aim for Clear Results
The Investigator’s Global Assessment (IGA) is a way to numerically score and define rosacea severity. Patients and healthcare providers can aim for measurable rosacea results by using the IGA as a tool to track treatment progress.
Clear results (IGA 0) are defined as:
- No bumps or blemishes (papules and/or pustules)
- No redness (erythema or mild residual erythema)
- No visible blood vessels (telangiectasia or mild to moderate telangiectasia)
Almost Clear results (IGA 1) are defined as:
- Rare bumps or blemishes (papules and/or pustules)
- Redness (residual to mild erythema)
- Visible blood vessels (mild to moderate telangiectasia)
Studies have shown that rosacea patients who achieve “Clear” (IGA 0) not only experience a more complete reduction in inflammatory lesions compared with patients who achieve ‘almost clear’ (IGA 1), but also achieve an extended time to relapse that is associated with an improved quality of life.10