"I have just spent
several very exciting days reading through your new book. You did
an exceptional job: clear and concise, remarkably informative, and
in some ways, unexpectedly moving. Your personal journey through
rosacea is a compelling story in itself and certainly gives remarkable
credibility to your research and conclusions. You have produced
a "Bible" for rosacea sufferers the world over."
-- Bill Perry, Founder of Rosacea Care
"I just received
your book. You have done a superb job. It is by far the best researched
and best written book to date on rosacea. You are a dedicated scientist
who has made great strides in advancing the knowledge about rosacea
and related vascular disorders. All physicians should have a copy
of your book on understanding and treating rosacea. I am recommending
your book to all of my patients. I look forward to working with
you on many new and exciting rosacea projects in the near future."
-- Dr. Patrick Bitter, Sr., M.D.
-- Institute for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, California
"I just want to thank
you for your book on rosacea. It was very informative, especially
the treatment sections. As an internal specialist, I usually prescribe
antibiotics for my rosacea patients and refer the harder cases to
dermatologists. Based on the clinical studies detailed in your book,
I have expanded rosacea treatments to include anti-flushing medications
such as clonidine, moxonodine and beta blockers. My patients are
all experiencing improvements in rosacea symptoms and flushing episodes.
I have also had excellent results with the use of low dose accutane.
Thank you for your excellent text book."
-- Dr. S. McNeil, M.D.
"We are seeing more
and more rosacea patients each month. Several of my patients have
brought your book into my office. I finally purchased your book
specifically for the treatment section. We are now treating our
rosacea patients with the newer macrolide antibiotics, accutane,
naproxen and refer patients to see laser specialists. This has resulted
in significant symptom clearance in most of our patients. We appreciate
the time and effort that it must have taken to organize and detail
rosacea treatments for both physicians and patients. As a physician,
I appreciate the medical references and excerpts from clinical studies.
Please add me to your list of physicians so that we may be notified
of any new rosacea treatments, especially pertaining to the treatment
--- Dr. Montgomery, M.D. and Colleagues
"Some of my patients
told me about your website and book. I borrowed a copy of your book
in order to read over your treatments recommendations and references
on clinical studies. I have never seen so much information on rosacea
treatments in one place. I have a new motivation to treat the vascular
nature of rosacea and try to listen more closely to my patients'
complaints about flushing episodes and trigger avoidance. I am now
treating rosacea more aggressively with oral medications listed
in your book such as anti-hypertensive meds, sympathetic nerve blockers,
isotretinoin and anti-inflammatory antibiotics. Most patients have
experienced significant improvements with your treatment suggestions
and some look to be rosacea-free. I just ordered several copies
of your book for my office and colleagues. You are providing an
invaluable service. Please add me to your email list so that I may
be kept abreast of any new rosacea treatments in the near future.
-- Dr. Kenneth Jamison, M.D.
"A patient brought
your book to me and suggested I read it. I ordered a copy
and just finished it. I thought it was excellent, especially your
I am going to create a questionnaire for my rosacea patients and
try to apply your principles. I have a good digital camera so I
will be able to follow their progress. Please put me on your doctor's
list which surely must be growing."
-- Dr. Bruce Bennin, M.D.
"Your book is a GODSEND!
If others besides yourself would have put the effort into rosacea
research, there probably would be a cure by now! My Dermatologist
has borrowed my book and I'm sure he will be amazed at the research
you've done and the amount of data you've accumulated! Thank you
for the hope and knowledge that at least one qualified person is
taking on this miserable condition! This brings a great "peace
of mind" in itself!"
-- Michael Kline, Massachusetts
"I wanted to congratulate
you on your excellent book. It is by far the most comprehensive
book I have read to date on rosacea. I also wanted to thank you
for saving me a considerable sum of money. My insurance would not
cover laser treatments until I brought your book in and showed them
your section on laser therapy for rosacea. They agreed to cover
5 photoderm sessions at 100%. So, your book ($29.95) saved me over
two thousand dollars! The laser treatments resulted in almost complete
clearance of my rosacea and I am now going outside without makeup.
Thanks again for everything. Keep working, we need you."
-- Emily Dembrosky, California
"Thank you for your
book. I have been at wits end regarding my fire-red rosacea. My
dermatologist had basically given up on my case. I finally brought
in highlighted sections of your book. He spent about 20 minutes
going over the information and then prescribed two anti-flushing
medications that you recommended. This has reduced my flushing remarkably
and I now feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Thank you
for organizing your treatments so rosacea sufferers and doctors
could understand. I am going to order another copy of your book
because my dermatologist kept your book!"
-- Jonathan Kelly, Georgia
"I would like to
express my deepest gratitude for your book. I have been seeing a
laser specialist for the past two years for my rosacea. He has been
treating isolated patches of my face. I brought your book in and
showed him your wonderful section on laser therapy for rosacea sufferers.
He now treats my entire flush zone and has used your pretreatment
flushing protocol three times. This has resulted in remarkable clearance
of my broken blood vessels, tomato red face and flushing. The laser
specialist is now treating other rosacea sufferers with your protocol
and has ordered your book. I thank you for your dedication to compiling
the latest and best treatments for rosacea sufferers."
-- Nathan Daniels, Pennsylvania
"I know you receive
a lot of emails, but I had to personally tell you what a difference
your book has made to my life. I have had rosacea, facial redness
and severe flushing for over 20 years. I have tried several different
lasers without much success. I finally saw a 'specialist' who has
your book on his shelf. He recently implemented your 'double pass'
treatment protocol to treat the superficial and deep vessels. The
improvements have been amazing. My facial redness is completely
gone and my flushing episodes are almost non-existent. After 20
years, I now feel normal again. Thank you from the bottom of my
-- Brad Edmonds, Texas
"I know you've probably
received thousands of complimentary emails on your book,
but I have to put in mine also. I can't put it down! I received
my book last week and I still keep going over it. After twelve years
of getting beat into submission just like everyone else, I finally
feel like I am going to have a chance for normality. Dr. Nase your
a Godsend! With your limited time and all the hours that you have
put in to help thousands of us frustrated rosaceans, I could never
thank you enough. I'm spreading the word on your book to as many
people as I can. Thank you very much."
-- Kim Levens, Arizona
"Thank you so much
for your book. Over the last year I have purchased all four rosacea
books currently available on the Internet and the other books are
worthless compared to yours. I was able to take your book into my
stubborn dermatologist and show him some studies and references
on the newer treatments. He finally agreed to allow me to try one
of the oral medications that you highly recommended. My flushing
and facial redness have decreased by about 75% since starting on
your treatment protocol. Without your research/book, I would have
never been able to persuade my derm to try something more aggressive.
Thank you so much!!"
-- Stacey Manchester, Oregon
"Thank you for your
wonderful and inspirational book. I have had severe rosacea for
six years. My most troublesome symptoms are a beet-red burning face,
constant flushing, and dozens of papules. Thanks to your book, my
physician has finally taken an aggressive stance on my treatment.
Due to your treatment recommendations I have reversed my severe
rosacea back to the mild stage. In addition, due to your in-depth
discussion on rosacea triggers and their causes we have been able
to successfully reduce most of the troublesome daily triggers. This
has given me my life back. I cannot thank you enough for my new
face and new found freedom!"
-- Jay Santos, California
"I have had severe
rosacea for 15 years. I was given no hope by several physicians
- they said I had to live with my fire-red face and bulbous nose.
After purchasing your book, I realized there was hope for cases
such as myself. A caring physician followed your treatment plan
of low dose accutane and oral sympathetic nerve blockers. My doctor
and I cannot believe my clear face. My nose is back to normal size
and my skin is near white. My flushing and burning sensations are
reduced by about 90%. Thank you so much for your treatment information,
your dedication to this disorder, and your inspirational book."
-- Brad Sizemore, Utah
"We have read most
of your book in short bites as every rosacea patient we see either
brings an extract or their copy to point something out to me. You
certainly seem to be filling a huge unmet need in helping these
We are currently pressing
on with a zero tolerance for flushing after treatment and by this
I mean significant doses of moxonidine for at least 2 weeks post
IPL. New patients previously untreated and who are not on anti-flushing
agents receive moxonidine at a dose of 200 mcgs daily. We encourage
them to stay on this for at least 2 weeks. Clients who come to us
already established on an anti flushing agent are converted to moxonidine
or if already taking it their dose is increased. The results have
been amazingly good! Before we needed several treatments -- now
we are reckoning on halving the numbers of treatments to see any
given result. Thank you for your very informative book."
-- Dr. Mervyn Patterson,
M.D. and Dr. Hillary Allan, M.D.
-- Woodford Medical Clinic, England
Book Review by David Pascoe,
Founder of the Internet's largest Rosacea Support Group:
"We first heard about
Dr. Geoffrey Nase's book in February 1999. Following his introduction
to what he was doing, he posted quite a few messages to the group
(you can find 45 of them in the highlights). In those email messages,
he gave a lot of information that would change our understanding
of rosacea. His early comments dealt with a voiding steroids and
alcohols, and promoted the use of moisturising oils, zinc oxide,
isotretinoin and photoderm. The information left us wanting more
and waiting for his book to be published.
Now, Dr. Nase has delivered in much more detail from his years of
research into rosacea. The book has a definite style, somewhat `emphatic',
with its judicious use of italics and underlining to drive his points
home. Knowing the amount of research that has gone into the book,
we would probably do well to note his highlighted points. Enough
about style, what about content? Well there is a lot to read, 320
pages of text with a huge number of references. If you just sum
the references in each chapter you get over 1,100 papers and articles!
My pile of rosacea papers obtained from hours of surfing the net
and from the Australian College of Dermatologists is just a drop
in the ocean of information that Dr. Nase has read for us. This
gives credence to the book being an authority that we can trust.
In the early chapters he talks about the confusion, poor diagnosis,
poor treatment, and thus hopelessness for rosacea sufferers. This
is surely a common path for us, symptoms do get worse over time,
and with it comes negative thoughts and feelings. He talks about
the progression of the disease in all sufferers, from mild flushing
to persistent flushing and permanent damage. I hadn't really thought
about my symptoms from this point of view. It was interesting to
hear that the papules/pustules are not `acne-like' at all - they
are lesions due to the effects of immune cells that have leaked
out and are causing inflammation. He also makes the point that you
don't have to have papules/pustules to have rosacea, but it is the
flushing that we all have in common. It is great to see that we
can put to rest some theories that hang around and probably detract
from us beating Rosacea. He deals with H. pylori, demodex, leaky
gut, sebaceous gland hyperactivity and acne.
In regard to acne he warns against many anti-acne treatments like
BHAs, AHAs, retinoids, peels, harsh cleansers and alcohols.
One striking chapter is the `Recipe for Rosacea' -- short but powerful
examples of how Rosacea can come to stay in someone's life. Recipe
for Rosacea: now there's a set of instructions that no-one should
In Chapter 5, I particularly liked the way that Dr. Nase lists triggers
in order from extremely important to not important. This helps us
sharply focus on where we should spend our time tackling the rosacea
Chapters 10 and 11 go through a long list of suggested treatments.
Chapter 10 goes through in great detail, listing each treatment
under sub-sections titled oral, topical, laser, nutritional, surgical
and preventative. He also lists for each treatment the efficacy
of that treatment against 3 groups of symptoms: papules/pustules,
facial inflammation/redness/burning, and facial flushing/swelling/telangiectasia.
There are several new treatments that I hadn't heard of before for
eg. naproxen, ascomycin and rilmenidine. Emerging treatments sound
promising, the future does indeed hold some hope for us as the professional
world slowly wakes up to rosacea.
By no means is the book only about photoderm and isotretinoin, but
I thought it worthwhile to mention briefly about them here.
Photoderm Section: Dr. Nase has championed the use of photoderm
from the beginning of his involvement with us. In the time between
announcing the book and it being published, dozens of list members
have had the treatment. The majority have been quite to very satisfied
with the results. Those looking to the book for a recipe to give
to their photoderm practitioner will be left wanting. Photoderm
isn't that simple. In expert hands great results are being seen.
How you get yourself into these hands remains a key (and difficult)
problem for rosacea sufferers. Having said that, here is the first
place that I have actually seen an authoritative written description
of the general treatment profile and usage of the available wavelengths.
Knowing that there is a growing body of published articles on photoderm,
and a growing list of patient feedback is a good thing for the the
progression of this treatment. Isotretinoin Section: The book goes
into detail about the benefits of low dose oral isotretinoin (i.e.
accutane, roaccutane). This is an area that has some good research
to suggest that this form of treatment with isotretinoin can really
help. I wasn't aware of such a body of thought about low dose treatment.
Dr. Nase pleads with us to to avoid dangerous treatments that are
still the norm. Given the depth of background information, the book
is an excellent resource to take to your doctor. Nowhere else will
you find so much information about rosacea. Definitely nowhere else
will you find so many conclusions with research and real world patient
experiences to back it up.
Ocular Rosacea: I haven't suffered from any ocular symptoms so don't
normally read up on this area. Chapters 14 and 15 discuss the reasons
for ocular symptoms and available treatments. The treatment sections
deal with eyelid scrubs, compresses, tears, and new gel drops. He
also talks about new therapies using mast cell stabilisers, and
special emerging formulations of metronidazole. In keeping with
the format of the facial rosacea sections, the ocular rosacea section
details oral, topical, laser, nutritional and surgical therapies.
We have heard from the
book's printer that the real cost of the book should be more like
$175. We have all been given a wonderful gift by Dr. Nase. I would
whole heartedly encourage all rosacea sufferers to purchase a copy.
This will do 2 important things. 1) you will get your hands on this
authoritative text and 2) encourage Dr. Nase to continue to be our
independent advocate and push the frontiers on our behalf."
-- David Pascoe
Book review by Dr. Rick
Lawrence, Ph.D., a member of the Rosacea Support Group:
Accutane: The section
on accutane / isotretinoin is very good, particularly in that Geoffrey
summarizes a number of excellent publications on accutane that I
certainly was unaware off. The most interesting of these appeared
in 1998, and demonstrates reduction in both papules AND erythema
in all rosacea patients treated with low-dose (10 mg/day). Papule
reduction is well-documented elsewhere, but this paper also quantifies
reduction in erythema and telangiectasia. Another very interesting
observation in the paper is that 18 rosacea participants complained
of facial burning at the onset of the study, yet ALL claimed full
mitigation within 6 weeks of this low-dose regimen. Again, the key
observation is don't let your derm put you on weight-derived dosage
common in acne treatment, but demand no more than 10 mg/day.
Moxonodine: Geoffrey personally
used this successfully, and its value lies in its more precise targeting
of sympathetic nervous system activity than clonidine, without the
usual side effects of clonidine. It certainly is not well publicized
elsewhere. I had to search a while to finally find some sources.
I have had some success in mitigating flushing with Xanax, and am
going to pursue moxonodine since I believe my flushing is sympathetic-mediated.
Nitric Oxide Inhibitors:
Very interesting discussion here. Net is that no matter what initially
induces vasodilation, it is likely that the process is accelerated
by further release of nitric oxide (via various mechanisms). Since
NO is powerful vasodilator in itself, if one can somehow inhibit
its release, then vasodilation (flushing) should be more contained.
Leaky Gut Syndrome: I
must say that I have been very skeptical of this thread that has
pervaded the rosacea board for a while. Geoffrey dismisses the leaky
gut connection as "borderline ridiculous". Amen.
Other Comments: In my
opinion, by far the most valuable service provided by Dr. Nase's
book are the excellent summaries of a number of key publications
spanning a range of medical journals. I am a bit of a Medline junkie
myself, but I have touched a miniscule fraction of the papers Geoffrey
has summarized here. Specifically, the accutane discussion revealed
a lot more literature than I personally was aware of. Similarly,
the discussion on oral hypertensive mediations for flushing is MUCH
more comprehensive than the most recent review paper (Singer, 1998)
on the subject. His bibliography, and his astute comments on these
papers, makes this book absolutely essential reading for those of
us who really want to understand our disease at the deepest level.
I also very much appreciate his (sometimes subjective) assessments
of the efficacy of each treatment for each of several rosacea symptoms.
--Dr. Rick Lawrence
Book review excerpt by
Brady Barrows, founder of the Rosacea-Control.com Support Group:
Vascular, Ocular, and Acne Forms', is a must have if you are treating
your rosacea with a physician. The author, Dr. Geoffrey Nase, also
known as the 'rosacea evangelist,' has compiled a considerable amount
of rosacea research in his book. No other book has more complete
coverage of rosacea and the treatments used for this disease. A
rosacean who is treating rosacea with the advice of his or her physician
and does not have this book should think seriously about getting
this book and carefully reading it. Dr. Nase not only covers prescription
medications for rosacea but also just about all the non-prescription
treatments available. A rosacea patient without the knowledge contained
in this book accepting any treatment offered by a physician may
end up with some serious problems since many dermatologists are
not keeping up with the latest information on rosacea. Some still
offer treatments that Dr. Nase warns against.
Dr. Nase covers all the
medication prescription drugs intelligently. If your physician would
read his book, it would help immensely, but at least you can read
it and decide if the treatment offered by your physician is worthwhile,
based on Dr. Nase's comprehensive information."
-- Brady Barrows
"We have just received
your book "Beating Rosacea". It is excellent and informative in
an area of medicine where there seems to be little solid information
for the general public. Congratulations. My close friend has had
many of her experiences confirmed by the details in your book. She
has successfully used Photoderm therapy and Tolerin skin care products
and looks forward to trying many other treatments you recommend.
Congratulations on a great book and a fine public service."
-- Dr. John Lang, Ph.D.,
Biochemistry & Nutrition
"I just received your book.
It only took 4 days to get to Canada! I have spent the last 8 hours
reading your book. It is the most amazing book. It simplifies the
most complex actions and reactions in the body. I have learned more
from your book than 20 years of doctor appointments. Your book is
worth its weight in gold."
-- Mark K., Canada
"I found your book to be
the single most important tool for controlling my rosacea. Your
well laid out guidelines for rosacea treatment and your protocols
for addressing individual symptoms made it simple for me (and my
doctor) to find the most effective treatment. Thank you Dr. Nase."
-- Luke Bishop, North Carolina
"I cannot thank you enough
for your dedication to Beating Rosacea. I have been undergoing many
of the treatments recommended in your book and my skin has not looked
this good in five years. I think the anti-inflammatory Biaxin has
had the most dramatic affect on me. The other treatments I have
done over the last year that you recommended are Photoderm, antihistamine
treatment, and skincare changes. I could not put a monetary value
on what you have done for me. Life really changes with rosacea under
control. Thanks for all your hard work."
-- Matt Mildren, USA
"By following the treatment
suggestions in your book I have been able to decrease my facial
redness by approximately 60%. I have been following its easy suggestions;
some of them are as simple as getting vitamins and a new razor and
others are things like laser treatments for my blood vessels. The
book was money well spent..actually it was a lot less than seeing
a doctor one time and your suggestions have completely stopped the
progression of my rosacea and facial flushing. I can honestly say
it has improved my quality of life very much. I for one will be
introducing it to a number of doctors next week."
-- Anthony M., USA
"I just wanted to thank
you for your book. I just received it yesterday and read every page!
This book is a godsend and I can't tell you how much it has meant
to me. You have given me hope that something can be done to beat
the rosacea beast! I am indebted to you, and all those that helped
you along the way. Your recovery, research, and now the book will
help countless others and for that I am eternally grateful!"
-- Dr. Shawn Cafferky,
"I am an anesthesiologist
in Alabama who has been following your amazing work and research
on rosacea the past few years. Since I am a 32 year old rosacea
sufferer myself, your information has made a huge impact on my condition.
Due to your treatment suggestions, my rosacea is under better control
now than it has been in a long time. Thank you."
-- Dr. Eddie Ash, M.D.
"I am someone who benefited
from your wonderful book and it is hard to put into words how much
it has meant to me. Because of you, I am almost a normal color at
all times. I can get up in the morning without wondering what I
will see when I look into the mirror. Life is worth living again.
Thank you. God bless!"
-- Jackie Bush, USA
"I just received my book
this morning. I am at work and cannot put your book down. I am so
overwhelmed by the first couple of pages, I feel like breaking down
and crying. The first pages depict a 24 hour detailed description
of what a rosacean goes through in one day. Oh MY.... this is me!
I feel like my rosacea has gotten so bad to that I am thinking about
it every minute of every hour. This book should be a best seller
among anyone suffering this disease AND anyone that has a loved
one with this disease. I am highlighting the sentences that mostly
pertain to me and plan to show my family, friends, and doctors.
Words cannot express how thankful I am to be reading this...and
that I am not ALONE. Thank you DR. NASE!"
-- Christi P., Florida
"I received your book in
the mail a couple of days ago and having just finished it. I wanted
to write and say thank you!!!! I have been suffering with rosacea
for almost 10 years and had lost hope until I read your book. It
is so good to know that there are experts that understand this disease
and are making some head way in treating it. I am going to show
my physician your treatment suggestions immediately."
-- Mark Whittier, San Francisco
"I wanted to let you know
that I received your book this week and it has already made a difference.
It was good to know that the pain I have when I flush is not all
in my head, and that I can take a pro-active stance in fighting
and treating this disease. I cried when I read comments from other
Rosacea suffers and I now understand that I am not alone. I appreciate
all the time you have given to us and all the research you have
-- Deborah J. Snow, USA
"Your book has brought
me new hope in place of the awful desperation I have felt. I have
been struggling with rosacea for the past 3 years. Reading your
book has changed my outlook. I now feel that with the new information
I have learned from your book I will be able to take my life back!
Thank you so much for all of the hours you spent suffering and hurting,
but then turning it into research that will help us all. Words cannot
express my gratitude to you for your work."
-- Kelly Palmer, USA
"I found your book to
be thoroughly informative, personally validating, and extremely
hopeful! I have had rosacea for 4 years. Your book helped me realize
that my case is typical, not freakish. Like others you mentioned,
including yourself, I went to numerous dermatologists who seemed
confused and baffled by my situation. Several dermatologists looked
at me like I was nuts when I explained that my skin burned. I commend
you on your dedication to this book. It gives me great hope that
rosaceans have someone like you on our side. I am looking forward
to the day when there will be a topical treatment that actually
reduces flushing and burning. That is when I will welcome summer
again with open arms like I did years ago and happily fling the
self-conscious monkey off my back! Thank you for all you are doing."
-- Laura M., St. Louis,
"I just read most of your
book, it's great. Now I understand rosacea is really a vascular
disease with a target organ of the facial skin. Thank you for all
your work... I am blown away by your book. Your work is brilliant
and the world of Dermatology needs to know this stuff. They are
in the dark ages. I am a nurse in a major teaching hospital. I am
struck by how you used a personal illness to help science and people.
I only hope I can find the help I need to apply your methods. Thank
you for being so thorough."
-- Karen Currier, Registered
"Thank you so much for
all your brilliant work on rosacea and its treatments. Your contribution
to the understanding of this disease is groundbreaking and invaluable
to rosacea sufferers. The treatments listed in your book have resulted
in significant clearance of my rosacea symptoms. Your guide was
easy to follow and easily presented to my physician for much needed
-- Anne M., Australia
"Dr. Nase -- Every dermatologist
should have a copy of your book in his or her office. If not for
the excellent research and information detailing the physiology
and treatment of the condition, then at least for the terrific introduction
that gives insight into the lives of rosacea sufferers. Thanks Dr.
-- Pam, USA
"I showed my physician
your book today and he was very impressed with it. He was happy
that I'd been sensible and done some of my own research. He took
a photocopy of the imprint page with the URL so he can order his
own copy! We will begin aggressive therapy on my severe rosacea
that includes both systemic anti-inflammatory medications and new
topical rosacea creams. Thank you Dr. Nase."
-- Brenda C., Melbourne,
"I recently received your
book Beating Rosacea. I must commend you on your informative and
thoughtful guide. It was such a relief to have this information
at hand given the amazing lack of knowledge about our disease. I
now find myself educating my healthcare providers on a regular basis!
I had grown weary to say the least of their stabs in the dark and
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart; I finally have
hope. Please continue the good work... you are doing a wonderful
-- Christopher S. Lawrence
"I have received the copies
of your book that I ordered and am very impressed. It's all I hoped
for and it will be a great help in dealing with my doctors and getting
them to treat my Rosacea correctly and effectively. My two dermatologists
are very open minded and up to date with the newest treatments,
they also listen to me as their patient and realize that I sometimes
know more about this disease then they do. I have had some problems
with my eye doctor though whom I will bombard with information from
your chapters on ocular rosacea. Thanks once again and best of luck."
--Thor Jonsson, Iceland
"I wanted to personally
thank you for all your wonderful groundbreaking work on this disease.
You've single-handedly advanced the knowledge of this problem more
than all the derms put together. Your work is inspirational and
your treatment sections are of tremendous help."
-- Susan Kastalt, Florida
"I can't begin to express
my thanks. Your book completely changed my outlook regarding my
rosacea. Previously I couldn't find a doctor who could tell me the
first thing about what was wrong with me outside of the dreaded
"avoid all your triggers". I am using your research and experience
as a guide and doing everything I can to treat my rosacea. I feel
so lucky that you had the courage and tenacity to dedicate yourself
to this project. You are doing something really wonderful for the
many of us rosacea sufferers."
-- Kirsten Perkins, USA
"I have just finished your
wonderful book and to me this book is a must have for anyone with
rosacea. The book is easy to read, especially because anyone reading
it can relate to it specifically. You give great advice on how to
treat rosacea with lasers and medications, and explain the science
and latest theories behind the disorder. My point is that I want
to get to the bottom of this disease and I think that you are the
first person who took the time to do the research and has a true
understanding of rosacea."
-- Paul Capoli, South Carolina
"I bought your book, read
it in a weekend and was left, for the first time in my life, with
hope. I have had severe rosacea for over 40 years and have been
told that there was no hope for me. Thanks for your book and your
continuing crusade. I'm impressed that someone who has beaten rosacea
hasn't forgotten those who haven't."
-- Larry Closs, California
"I want to congratulate
you on your new book. I just received my copy and finally have a
feeling of hope with regard to this disease. I have had debilitating
rosacea for approximately 14 years. I am going to bring your book
in to my physician and discuss all the new treatment possibilities.
Thank you so much for your hope."
-- Shawn Baton, New Orleans
"I received you book "Beating
Rosacea" last week and found your book to be the most informative
and comprehensive of all that I have read. I really thank you for
passing on all the information that you have found through your
many years of reading and research. I also appreciate your in-depth
discussions on the effect of rosacea on quality of life. My husband
and family now have a better understanding of what I am challenged
with on a daily basis. Thank you so very much."
-- Paula Bern, Texas
"I recently purchased your
book and I wanted to thank you for putting so much dedication and
effort into learning more about rosacea. Your book is very insightful.
Your treatment section and discussions about the physiology behind
flushing triggers has been a great help. Thank you again for all
of your hard work and for your recom-mendations."
-- Sam Lang, UK
"I received "Beating Rosacea"
about a week ago and I am very excited with all the new stuff I
have learned about rosacea and it's treatments. I am only fifteen
years old and have been a rosacea sufferer for as long as I can
remember. It got worse about a year ago and I have been trying to
treat it since then with little success. I have book marked your
site and have been looking forward to its completion. Thanks again
for the great book and INCREDIBLE support for the Rosacea community.
We all thank you a thousand times."
-- Pamela Johnson, Arizona
"First of all I want to
thank you for all your research and work done on behalf of people
that have rosacea. I received your book and it is very informative.
Your treatment suggestions have made a remarkable difference in
my rosacea already. I am also very happy that you will be starting
a quarterly newsletter. I really appreciate you taking the time
to answer questions, and again thank you so much for all the research
and work you are doing for people suffering from rosacea."
-- Linda B., Indiana
"I purchased your book,
and it is wonderful! It is by far the most comprehensive explanation
that I have found for rosacea. Again, thank you for all of your
hard research that went into this book!"
-- Kate Richards, USA
"I would like to commend
you on your book, it has actually helped me out a lot. I thank you
for taking the effort to research and create helpful information
for those of us who suffer this awful disease. Thank you."
-- Lisa Minchew, USA
"I want to thank you so
much for all you have done in the fight against rosacea. You're
book has been so informative and a great help to me. Your medical
references at the end of the chapter helped me to get my insurance
to cover two medications that they ordinarily would not have covered.
Thank you for organizing this in such a way to be helpful to both
layman and physicians."
-- Sandy Cliffs, New York
"I think your book is wonderful
and very informative. I personally feel lucky to have you on "our"
side. My physician did not understand what I was experiencing until
she borrowed my copy of your book. Our subsequent visit was much
more compassionate and more aggressive in terms of treating the
underlying disorder. My rosacea has cleared by approximately 75%
based on your treatment research. Thank you for everything."
-- Megan Thompson, New