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Something most people can relate to is the frustration of red skin. Facial redness can stick out like a sore thumb and can be hard to cover with makeup.A woman exfoliating her skin to avoid facial redness

A variety of issues can cause facial redness, but luckily, non-surgical treatments and a routine skin care regimen can solve your skin flushness problems. 

Where Is My Facial Redness Coming From?

Most people are embarrassed when it comes to skin issues, but they are more common than you think.

Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting roughly 50 million Americans annually, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. 

Additionally, rosacea—a skin condition that results in skin redness, bumps, pimples, and bloodshot eyes—affects roughly 16 million people in the U.S.

Other conditions that cause facial redness can include:

  • Eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis 
  • Sun damage

Facial redness and skin conditions are nothing to be ashamed about. Resources and treatments exist to help those who are suffering.

What Can Help My Facial Redness?

Skin conditions like rosacea can make your skin extremely sensitive and reactive to environmental factors.

There are several treatments that can help facial redness and skin conditions like rosacea

These include:

Intense Pulsed Light

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a versatile laser treatment that improves the skin tone on the face, neck, chest, hands, and anywhere else that has discoloration. IPL improves redness because it can specifically target and normalize the discoloration. 

Pulsed Dye Laser

The pulsed dye laser treats improve facial redness by targeting small blood vessels located beneath the skin’s surface. Once the blood vessels have absorbed the heat emitted from the laser, they are destroyed.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are beneficial for skin that has acne, dark spots, and skin discoloration. Chemical peels cause the old and damaged skin to peel away and reveal fresh layers. The treatment also stimulates neocollagenesis (the process of producing collagen).

HydraFacial® Treatment

The HydraFacial® treatment removes dead skin cells by extracting skin imperfections. During the facial, your skin is also moisturized with a serum that cleanses and hydrates your skin.

Other ways to treat facial redness include gentle cleansers, soothing moisturizers, and wearing sunscreen.

How Can I Prevent Facial Redness?

Unfortunately, because there are so many causes of facial redness (and some of them are genetic), it can be challenging to prevent facial redness from occurring. This means that it is left up to you to correct the symptoms. 

While there is no way to eliminate every cause of redness, you should:

  • Avoid the sun as much as possible
  • Limit excess stress
  • Keep your skin clean
  • Remove your makeup each night
  • Follow a healthy, nutritious diet 

Have More Questions?

If you are interested in how to treat facial redness, call our office in Shreveport, Louisiana, at (318) 219-8555 or fill out our online contact form to book a consultation


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