Dr. Katie Beleznay

Vancouver Skin Care Specialist

Dr. Katie Beleznay is a leading medical and cosmetic dermatologist specializing in the latest treatments to repair and rejuvenate the skin

April is Global Rosacea Awareness Month

As part of its Act on Red rosacea awareness program, Galderma has supported the creation of Global Rosacea Awareness Month and the world's first Global Rosacea Coalition supported by many leading rosacea experts. The goal is to provide greater access to information to help the millions of people with rosacea. 

I am honoured to have been invited to be a part of the Global Rosacea Coalition in Canada. Rosacea is one of my sub-specialties and a topic I have done significant research on. It is an extremely visible condition that can create anxiety and potential embarrassment for sufferers. Global Rosacea Awareness Month is important to help people understand their options for living with the condition and for getting help and support. 

Many people who suffer from rosacea may assume that they just blush easily and/or that they might be sun-sensitive. Facial redness associated with rosacea is often mistaken for acne, eczema, excessive sun exposure, or a skin allergy. For almost half of the estimated 40 million rosacea sufferers who remain unaware that they have a medical condition, finding accurate information and access to healthcare professionals are critical steps to understanding the disorder and finding the right solutions.

Global Rosacea Awareness Month activities culminate in the world's first ever Global Rosacea Tweetathon (#ChatRosacea) on Monday, April  27th. I am looking forward to taking part in this and hope you will join me!