19th January 2006 11:31 PM
Info. from Dr. Nase: Please read
I just rec'd the following information from Dr. Nase, that he wanted forwarded to the forum. He may not be posting at the moment, but he is still with us, guys. I think we should all appreciate his continued efforts and support for our behalf.
"I feel very excited about this cream, not only because of the theoretical benefits, but the proven clinical benefits. The main researcher behind this is Dr. Bikowski, one of the leading rosacea specialists who is a great guy and a straight shooter. If you look him up on Pubmed and type in 'Bikowski and rosacea' you will see a plethora of great journal articles by him on rosacea. "
1: Bikowski J. Related Articles, Links
Topical metronidazole combination therapy in the clinical management of rosacea.J Drugs Dermatol. 2005 Jul-Aug;4(4):473-80. Review.
PMID: 16004021 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
2: Bikowski JB. Related Articles, Links
The pharmacologic therapy of rosacea: a paradigm shift in progress.
Cutis. 2005 Mar;75(3 Suppl):27-32; discussion 33-6. Review.
PMID: 15810808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
3: Bikowski JB, Goldman MP. Related Articles, Links
Rosacea: where are we now?
J Drugs Dermatol. 2004 May-Jun;3(3):251-61. Review.
PMID: 15176158 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
4: Bikowski JB. Related Articles, Links
Subantimicrobial dose doxycycline for acne and rosacea.
Skinmed. 2003 Jul-Aug;2(4):234-45. Review.
PMID: 14673277 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
5: Bikowski J. Related Articles, Links
The use of therapeutic moisturizers in various dermatologic disorders.
Cutis. 2001 Dec;68(5 Suppl):3-11. Review.
PMID: 11845952 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
6: Bikowski J. Related Articles, Links
The use of cleansers as therapeutic concomitants in various dermatologic disorders.
Cutis. 2001 Dec;68(5 Suppl):12-9. Review.
PMID: 11845951 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
7: Bikowski JB. Related Articles, Links
Rosacea: a tiered approach to therapy.
Cutis. 2000 Oct;66(4 Suppl):3-6. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 11455752 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
8: Bikowski JB. Related Articles, Links
Treatment of rosacea with doxycycline monohydrate.
Cutis. 2000 Aug;66(2):149-52.
PMID: 10955198 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Dr. Bikowski thinks this will be one of the best creams for rosacea based on his testing and designing of the cream. He has stated that it is quite common for rosacea sufferers to go through a redness, irritation or flushing period of up to 6 to 8 weeks because of the VEGF and other dilator growth factors. The 6 to 8 weeks makes sense because this is two revolutions of the epidermis. By the time the 8 weeks roles around the VEGF is not needed anymore and thus does not have vasoactive actions, the epidermis is rebuilt, thicker and stronger and the new microenvironment is now established.
I have always stuck by my guns on the warning, "Dont fight through irritation........and listen to your face", but this is one where many many go through a "bad period" until two epidermal shedding periods have taken place.
Just some food for thought.
20th January 2006 12:34 AM
Is this in regards to the Neocutis cream or the Prescription Strength?
20th January 2006 12:44 AM
I think he is referring to the OTC.
20th January 2006 12:48 AM
In this case, those of us with samples should use small test spots and probably go with once a day application in order for it to last 6-8 weeks. I plan on doing this myself.
20th January 2006 05:47 PM