Normal blushing and flushing is different than facial redness and rosacea.
While some patients find this condition annoying or irritating, others may find it physically painful or embarrassing.
Left untreated, rosacea symptoms can become more extreme, causing significant physical discomfort and even facial disfigurement.
Although the exact cause is unknown, rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes the blood vessels in the face to dilate. Rosacea can be exacerbated by alcohol, spicy foods, exercise, anxiety, or anything else that triggers inflammation in the skin.
In fact, it’s the increased blood flow near the skin’s surface that gives rosacea skin its sunburned appearance. And rosacea is often accompanied by acne-like bumps, red or pink patches, and broken capillaries.
Facial veins can also cause the face to appear red. Caused by a variety of factors including sun, wind, genetics, hormones, disease and excessive use of alcohol, facial veins are permanent dilations of the small, superficial blood vessels located under the surface of the skin.
The good news is that medical intervention can make a real difference. Dr. Clinton, with the help of the advanced technology of lasers, can treat redness and rosacea, and remove facial veins safely and effectively without scarring.
To reduce or eliminate redness and irritation, Dr. Clinton typically prescribes a combination of topical skin care products, oral antibiotics and/or laser-based treatments including Genesis/IPL, Photo Dynamic Therapy and CureLight.