Technical Expertise to Develop Topicals for the Management of Rosacea
An estimated 14 million Americans have rosacea -- a common skin disorder which causes persistent skin redness, primarily on the face. Over time, the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead can become increasing ruddy, with visible blood vessels. The skin may become very dry and rough, as well as develop plaque and thicken from excess tissue. In some cases, rosacea can also occur on the chest, back, or neck. In addition to redness, rosacea may cause the appearance of solid bumps and pimples. The exact causes of rosacea are still being determined and there is no known cure, but medical therapy incorporating the use of topical agents can be used to manage the symptoms of this condition. As an industry leader in skin care product formulation, Scapa Healthcare’s R&D team brings a deep understanding of user requirements in order to lead the development of the most effective topical products that can be applied for your customers’ specific rosacea needs.
Topicals that include azelaic acid have anti-inflammatory properties that can help minimize or prevent bumps, lesions and swelling associated with rosacea and other skin conditions. There are also topical antibiotic products to treat rosacea that use antibiotic agents such as metronidazole, clindamycin, ivermectin, or dapsone. Treatments containing sodium sulfacetamide, in combination with sulfur, are also quite common. Still other topical medications using benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or salicylic acid are also sometimes used in the management of rosacea symptoms, such as pimples, that are sometimes breakout related to rosacea.
In addition to anti-inflammatories and prescription creams, a gentle, moisture-rich skincare regime can help minimize the appearance of rosacea. This includes using mild facewash and moisturizers regularly, coupled with skincare best practices such as applying a broad-spectrum SPF cream daily. Serums and moisturizers which incorporate vitamin C are also generally recommended to brighten skin complexion, even out skin tone and reduce inflammation.