Redness and Rosacea

Redness and Rosacea

Rosacea is characterized by extreme redness in the cheeks, forehead or other areas of the face, and it can also appear on the neck and chest. In some cases pimples and the appearance of blood vessels may be visible. Rosacea can have the appearance of acne and produce acne-like effects and this can be quite distressing to the person affected. There are a variety of triggers including ultraviolet exposure, food and lifestyle that can cause a flare up of Rosacea.

Redness, the effect of dilated blood vessels and the increase in blood flow, may appear after blushing, exercise, eating spicy foods, drinking alcohol and increasing body temperature. Sometimes the redness is prolonged and can be a sign of the early stages of Rosacea and treatments for redness are similar to treatments for Rosacea.

The cause of rosacea is unknown and while there is no cure, there is a lot that can be done to minimize the effects of rosacea and redness including skin care, treatments and lifestyle modifications.

The best course of action can be established during your consultation to determine any relevant medical factors and timescales that may affect choice of treatment.