While rosacea is treatable, its complex manifestations require consistent monitoring and treatment adjustments to achieve clear skin. Coordination between the physician and patient is critical to properly identify symptoms and apply the necessary changes throughout the therapy. This extended process often encounters issues when patients fail to express dissatisfaction and stop complying with their assigned treatment.
A quote on this issue by Hillary Baldwin, MD from the accompanying article on Practical Dermatology,
“Dermatologists must take the lead. Each rosacea case is individual, and physicians can establish a working framework that changes the patient’s self-perception from that of a subordinate carrying out a burdensome chore to a partner in a mutual quest for the prize of clear skin.”