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May 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Leading Dermatologist and Beauty Blogger Participate in YouTube Video Series to Dispel Myths and Provide Tips for Dealing With Rosacea, a Widespread, Chronic Skin Condition

FT. WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - The National Rosacea Society and Galderma Laboratories, L.P launched the first-ever YouTube video channel that is dedicated to educating the 16 million Americans who have rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that often goes undiagnosed.1 Dr. Jeanine B. Downie, nationally recognized dermatologist expert, and leading beauty blogger Amber Katz of Beauty Blogging Junkie, appear in a video series about dealing with the chronic condition. Throughout the year, even more celebrity beauty, lifestyle and make-up experts' videos will post on the channel, which can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/RosaceaFacts.

"Despite the wide prevalence of rosacea, most people know very little about this condition," said Sam Huff, executive director of the National Rosacea Society. "Since it can be very difficult for people to recognize rosacea because it often looks like acne or a sunburn, we hope that this video series will help raise awareness about this disease and encourage those who may have symptoms to see a dermatologist before rosacea becomes a disruption in their daily lives."

Rosacea typically manifests in the face, and its symptoms can include unpredictable facial redness, blemishes, bumps and irritation, as well as burning, itching and redness in the eyes. It can be embarrassing to sufferers because it is often visible to others and unpredictable. It typically occurs after age 30 in individuals with fair skin or a family history of the condition.2

This video series on the Rosacea Facts YouTube channel features expert advice from nationally recognized skin-care and beauty experts. Dr. Downie, a board-certified dermatologist, sheds light on the poorly understood disorder and explains how a dermatologist can help people keep their skin in check. Popular beauty blogger and author of www.BeautyBloggingJunkie.com, Amber Katz, provides practical, everyday advice for rosacea sufferers including cleansing secrets and make-up tricks that can help cover up redness, flakiness and bumps -- all common symptoms of the disorder -- and help make women feel beautiful and more confident. The channel will continue to be updated throughout the year with more skin-care, beauty and make-up tips, as well as information about rosacea.

"Unfortunately, without proper treatment, rosacea flare-ups may progressively worsen and become a source of embarrassment or frustration for many sufferers," said Dr. Downie, Director of Image Dermatology P.C. in Montclair, N.J. "The good news is that, while rosacea cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed with medical therapy and lifestyle changes. It's important for people who think they may have rosacea to learn more. The Rosacea Facts YouTube channel is a great first step, followed by a visit to a dermatologist, who can put individuals with rosacea on the right track to get help for their skin."

About Rosacea2
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory disorder affecting the face. It appears in all skin types, but is most prevalent among fair-skinned individuals, especially of Celtic, and northern or eastern European origin, and is more common in women. The characteristic redness, visible blood vessels, papules and pustules may first appear in the middle of the face (forehead, nose, cheeks) between the ages of 20 and 50, but typically are most common in men and women after 30. Flushing due to triggers, including spicy food, alcohol, weather changes, sun, and hot showers, often have a negative impact on the patients' social lives. Stinging, burning and sensitivity of the skin and an intolerance to cosmetics are also very common, and in some cases the eyes can become red, dry and itchy. The pathogenesis of the disease is not yet fully known; however, the inflammatory response and facial vessels may play an important role, particularly in the pustulopapular form of the disease. It is currently held that there is no bacterial pathogen directly related to the etiology of rosacea.3 Presently, there is no cure for rosacea, but topical medication, systemic therapy and laser treatments may suppress its signs and symptoms. Patients should avoid triggering factors and use sun protection and gentle skin-care products. Early diagnosis and management of the disease can help limit its progression. People who suspect that they may have rosacea or those who would like to learn more about this common condition are encouraged to learn information on rosacea at www.RosaceaFacts.com, which is a site dedicated to arming people with information on rosacea, including symptoms and triggers, and providing them with additional resources about the condition.

About the National Rosacea Society
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) is the world's largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 16 million Americans who suffer from this widespread but poorly understood disorder.1 Through education and advocacy, its mission is threefold: to raise awareness of rosacea, to provide public health information on the disorder, and to encourage and support medical research that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention and potential cure. Since 1992, the NRS has made a difference in the way rosacea patients are treated and the way this widespread disorder is perceived and understood. Information and materials are available on the society's website at www.rosacea.org.

About Galderma
Galderma, created in 1981 as a joint venture between Nestle and L'Oreal, is a fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to the field of dermatology. The Company has a presence in 65 countries with over 1,000 sales representatives and is committed to improving the health of skin with an extensive line of products across the world that treat a range of dermatological conditions including: acne, rosacea, fungal nail infections, psoriasis & steroid-responsive dermatoses, pigmentary disorders, medical solutions for skin senescence and skin cancers. With a research and development center in Sophia Antipolis, France, Galderma has one of the largest R&D facilities dedicated exclusively to dermatology. Leading worldwide dermatology brands include Differin®, Oracea®, MetroGel® 1% , Rozex®, Clobex®, Tri-Luma®, Loceryl®, Cetaphil®, Vectical®, Silkis® and Epiduo®.
For more information on Galderma, visit www.galdermaUSA.com.

Important Safety Information: Oracea (OR-AY-SHA)
ORACEA® is indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. You may experience intestinal upsets, sore throat or sinus infections/sinusitis when taking ORACEA®. Do not take ORACEA® if you are allergic to tetracyclines, and it may cause harm to a developing fetus; so do not take ORACEA® if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. When taking ORACEA®, stay out of direct or artificial sunlight, and make sure you tell your doctor if you have stomach or GI problems, kidney disease, have a yeast or fungal infection, take blood thinners, take oral contraceptives, or take medicine to treat acne, psoriasis or seizures. ORACEA® does not treat bacterial infections. Use ORACEA® only as prescribed by your doctor. For more information about ORACEA®, see Full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Important Safety Information: MetroGel 1%
METROGEL® (metronidazole) Gel, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of the inflammatory lesions of rosacea. The following adverse experiences have been reported with the topical use of metronidazole: burning, skin irritation, dryness, transient redness, metallic taste, tingling or numbness of extremities and nausea. METROGEL® 1% gel is contraindicated in individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole or any other ingredients in this formulation. For more information about METROGEL® 1%, see Full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

1 National Rosacea Society. What is Rosacea. Accessed on March 31, 2011. Available at http://www.rosacea.org.
2 National Rosacea Society. All About Rosacea. Accessed on March 31, 2011. Available at: http://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php.
3 Webster. Topical and Systemic Treatments in the Management of Rosacea. April 6, 2010.

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