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Well-known actress raises rosacea awareness

October 15, 2012 |

Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in the hit series “Sex and the City,” spoke to dermatologists about her experience with rosacea as part of the Face to Face with Rosacea Symposium at the 2012 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference on Oct. 4.

The symposium served as the kick off to a rosacea awareness campaign that is co-sponsored by Galderma Laboratories and the National Rosacea Society.

Ms. Nixon, who teamed with Galderma to be the spokesperson for rosacea awareness, is acutely aware of the adverse effects the disease can have on not only individuals’ skin, but also their self-esteem. She says she experienced the facial flushing, redness and bumps in her 30s and assumed it was acne.

Despite the fact that the condition affects approximately 16 million Americans, an estimated 78 percent of people have no knowledge of the condition, according to the National Rosacea Society. A well-known celebrity speaking out about her rosacea could reach many who may be unaware that they have this disease and prompt them to visit their dermatologist, the society said in a press release.

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Source:  by Heather Onorati on October 10th, 2012 for Dermatology eNews at

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