Facial Redness

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Facial Redness

Facial redness and flushing can be an embarrassing problem.

It occurs when the blood vessels in the skin dilate and can be caused or exacerbated by numerous factors:

  • Alcohol
  • Food additives
  • Medical problems including rosacea
  • Drugs and medication
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The treatment of facial redness relates to the underlying cause. It is important to avoid factors which may trigger or exacerbate the problem such as alcohol and spicy foods. Skin care, regular sunscreen and vascular laser treatments can also help alleviate symptoms.

Rosacea is a medical condition causing a chronic red rash involving the central face. It is often associated with lumps under the skin. Rosacea is a common problem and can be difficult to treat. This condition is caused by a combination of genetic, inflammatory and environmental factors.

Rosacea is notoriously difficult to treat. There is no cure and treatment is ongoing and can involve multiple modalities. Treatment options include:

  • Avoidance of ultraviolet radiation and daily sunscreen usage
  • Avoidance of known trigger factors
  • Medical grade skin care
  • Vascular laser to reduce the size and abundance of underlying blood vessels
  • Prescription medication including oral or topical antibiotics or topical anti-flushing medication (mirvaso).

Treatment Regime

Facial redness and particularly rosacea is best regarded as a chronic medical condition. After an initial assessment by our Cosmetic Nurse a tailored treatment plan can be formulated. This will generally involve a combination of education, medical grade skin care, laser and possibly prescription medication.

Facial Redness

Facial redness may be a sign of a medical condition known as rosacea.

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