84% of Rosacea Sufferers Say NHS Treatments Were "Ineffective" New Survey Reveals
Jun 30, 2015, 08:44 ET
LONDON, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Pulse Light Clinic in London's Fenchurch Street issued a survey to Rosacea sufferers as part of their ongoing research into the condition. They wanted to know what treatments Rosacea sufferers found effective for their Rosacea. The survey participants were aged between 20 and 60 years of age, and comprised 47% men and 53% women.
The results revealed some rather surprising statistics:
37% of survey participants did not consider or attempt to visit their GP for Rosacea treatment.
The remaining 63% of Rosacea sufferers had tried treatments recommended by their GP or NHS consultant and of those, a staggering 84% stated that the prescription treatments were not effective.
80% of those surveyed had tried IPL therapy to treat their Rosacea and staggering 92% of that group said that IPL worked for them.
Similarly, 80% of those surveyed had also used Nutritional Therapy, prescribed by a qualified practitioner, and 92% of the Nutritional Therapy group stated it was effective.
The unequivocal conclusion, decided by Rosacea sufferers themselves, is that a combination of IPL and Nutritional Therapy is the most effective treatment for Rosacea.
Rosacea Survey - June, 2015
30 clients at Pulse Light Clinic, (Rosacea Clinic in London) were surveyed on their rosacea skin conditions.
How long have you suffered from Rosacea ?
- Under 3 years - 3
- 3 to 7 years - 17
- 7 to 10 years - 2
- 10 to 15 years - 8
What treatments have you had for Rosacea in the past ?
(30 people choose more then one treatment)
- IPL - 16
- Antibiotics - 11
- Creams & Gels - 6
- Nutrition - 5
- Other - 3
How is Rosacea treated by your GP/ NHS Consultant ?
- Did not see a doctor or NHS Consultant - 11
- Antibiotics - 8
- Creams & Gels - 4
- Metronidazole - 4
- Other - 5
How effective was that treatment recommended by your GP/ NHS Consultant ?
- Not effective - 16
- Not applicable ( did not see a doctor ) -11
- Effective - 3
Have you tried IPL for Rosacea in the past and did it work ?
- Have tried IPL and it does work -22
- Have tried IPL and it does not work - 2
- Have not tried IPL - 6
How long did the results of IPL treatments last ?
- 1 to 2 months - 5
- 2 to 6 months - 5
- 6 months to a year - 2
- 1 year to 2 years - 9
- No mention of results of IPL treatments last - 9
Have you used Nutrition to treat Rosacea ?
- Yes - 24
- No - 6
If yes, did you consult a qualified Nutritional Therapist ?
- Yes -22
- No - 8
Was your nutrition programme effective to reduce Rosacea ?
- Yes -22
- No - 2
Common Age of Rosacea Sufferers:
- 20 - 30 years of age - 6
- 30 - 40 years of age - 14
- 40- 50 years of age - 8
- 50- 60 years of age - 2
What is the most common gender to suffer from Rosacea ? ( 30 people were surveyed)
- Female - 16
- Male - 14
Click here to view the Rosacea Survey presented by Pulse Light Clinic.
To find out more about Rosacea Treatments, please visit Pulse Light Clinic.
SOURCE Pulse Light Clinic (UK) Ltd.
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