Survey Finds Rosacea Sufferers' More Likely to be Judged Negatively Upon First Impression

April 28, 2014

A new survey by the National Rosacea Society finds that rosacea sufferers' are often judged negatively upon first impression. Shy, nervous, and stressed are the three words respondents used to describe their view of an individual with redness on their face, without knowing anything about them.

According to the survey results, those with rosacea are were likely than those with clear skin to be seen as quiet or shy (22 percent vs. 17 percent) or nervous (18 percent vs. 11 percent).

Samuel Huff, executive director of the National Rosacea Society said, "The National Rosacea Society encourages people to educate themselves about this common yet often misunderstood skin condition and to get treatment early on. Overall, rosacea's emotional impact on patients appears to increase as symptoms progress.”

Visit  www.rosacea.org for more information.

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