Patient Burden

Not an actual patient

Your patients shouldn't need to be burdened by their rosacea

Rosacea is a visible, inflammatory skin disease affecting around 415 million people worldwide and approximately 16 million people in the U.S.

Many people suffer from rosacea, but not everyone is willing to bring it up to their dermatologist in its earlier stages. Patients shouldn't have to settle with their symptoms and can be encouraged that clearance is a possibility with proper treatment and adherence.

It goes beyond what patients feel physically and varies greatly based on their personality. No matter their perception, no one should live with untreated rosacea. Identifying your patient's personality type and approach to rosacea can help navigate your treatment discussion.


Use this checklist to discuss rosacea symptoms with your patients, including symptoms beyond the visible.

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Take a deeper look beneath the surface of rosacea

1 in 2 patients reported that rosacea affects their quality of life.
1 in 3 patients reported that they experience a high burden of rosacea, DLQI>10.

Introducing Beyond the Visible

A global survey** was conducted with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of the true extent of the burden of rosacea.


France, Germany, Italy, UK, Canada and the US


completed the survey


The burden of rosacea goes Beyond the Visible

High burden patients report spending up to 3.5 hours more on their skin regimen per week.1** These patients are more likely to suffer from non-visible symptoms like1:




54% or more of patients

are ready to give up a year or more of their life to cure rosacea.1


95% of patients

said they had known little or nothing about signs and symptoms prior to their diagnosis.


90% of patients

said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self esteem.


88% of patients

said the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions.


63% of patients

experience symptoms almost continuously.

Improving the dialogue between patients and dermatologists

The symptoms of rosacea can go far beyond skin deep. As healthcare professionals, understanding the full spectrum of the disease is key to promoting better outcomes for everyone living with rosacea. By encouraging patients to talk about how the disease affects them emotionally, we can better assess the right approach to treatment.
It all starts with a doctor-patient-dialogue. Rosacea is a chronic disease, and patients often face the burden alone. Inviting them to discuss the true impact of rosacea allows patients to understand all their options and doctors to improve their knowledge and outcomes of the disease.

Ask questions that go beyond visible symptoms, like “have you had to miss days of work or school because of your skin condition? Do you feel stressed out, embarrassed or insecure because of your rosacea?”

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These are the most common symptoms that people with severe rosacea surveyed have experienced in the past year:1
  • Flushing 48%
  • Itching 46%
  • Redness 43%
  • Burning 40%
  • Dry appearance 38%
These are the top 5 activities avoided by rosacea patients:
  • Sun exposure 50%
  • Alcohol 33%
  • Spicy food 26%
  • Sauna 25%
  • Hot climate 24%