Facial redness can be a momentary blushing or flushing on the skin or in certain cases it may last for days, weeks, or months at a time. The primary cause of all types of skin redness is hyper-reactivity of the skin’s vessels; this is when the skin’s vessels dilate quickly, causing a flush of redness to appear on the surface. Additionally, when skin becomes irritated, the skin tissue may become inflamed, which causes redness.
A variety of underlying conditions can provoke or worsen skin redness. External factors, such as UV rays, pollution, and harsh climates may all contribute to facial redness. Several other conditions that cause redness are rosacea, acne, eczema, and dry skin, inflammatory conditions, such as sunburn and vasculitis, stress, genetics, and aging, and allergic or adverse reaction to foods, alcohol, insect bites, and chemicals in skin products.
Quite commonly skin redness is a harmless cosmetic concern; however, there some cases where skin redness is a symptom of something more detrimental. Therefore, if you have persistent, unexplained, or recurring facial redness, you should seek immediate care from a certified and trusted dermatologist. Early diagnosis and treatment of an underlying cause of redness can reduce the risk of serious complications, such as loss of skin, disfigurement, or spread of infection.
Treatments for Redness
This vascular laser treats broken capillaries, rosacea, and other issues related to your network of veins. It also fades dark spots and pink scars.
Fraxel makes several fractional resurfacing lasers that treat a spectrum of concerns, from general skin rejuvenation to deep wrinkles and scars.
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This multi-tasker has a fractional laser and IPL to offer a variety of treatments, from photorejuvenation to wrinkle and spot reduction.
This non-laser treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to diminish dark spots, age spots, redness, broken capillaries, rosacea, wrinkles and more.