Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada offers hope and help to 8 million Canadians with these conditions.
Vancouver, December 14, 2014 – For the estimated 8 million Canadians affected by acne and rosacea, the launch of a new, national, not for profit organization led by dermatologists, the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, offers hope and help.
“Despite being common conditions, it is hard for Canadians to find accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on acne and rosacea,” according to Dr. Jason Rivers, a Vancouver dermatologist and president of the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada.
Since acne and rosacea appear mostly on the face and affect appearance, there can be significant emotional distress in addition to the visible physical signs. There may also be permanent skin damage such as scarring.
There are safe and effective treatments for both acne and rosacea. The main barrier to getting improvement is knowledge and awareness.
“Our role is to provide independent, reputable information to Canadians with acne and rosacea and to raise awareness with goal of improving lives,” he added.
The society has created two separate awareness campaigns – Acne Action and Rosacea Help. The Rosacea Help Campaign has now kicked off with the launch of the www.RosaceaHelp.ca site. The mobile-friendly site offers information on everything from the signs of rosacea to skincare, triggers and treatments.
The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, a not for profit organization led by Canadian dermatologists, offers hope and help to sufferers by providing independent, reputable and current information on these conditions and raising awareness. Please visit About Us at www.RosaceaHelp.ca for more information about the society.
For more information: contact executive director, Sue Sherlock on 604-984-0777.