What Is Redness & Rosacea?
Skin redness and rosacea are related long-term skin conditions. They occur in one to 10% of the population, most commonly women of fair complexion between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Although men can also be affected.
There are various stages of redness and rosacea. If you’re just starting to notice that redness or flushing is not going away, it usually indicates early or mild rosacea.
In moderate rosacea, redness can be more pronounced or even permanent. Blood vessels on the face may become larger and more visible, and small pimple-like bumps may appear.
In advanced rosacea, inflammation is severe and may even lead to a disfiguring condition known as rhinophyma.
Redness & Rosacea Treatments
Rosacea can’t be cured completely, but there are many ways it can be managed or controlled:
- Limiting sun exposure and the daily use of high-quality sunscreen is essential.
- Avoiding wind, extreme heat or cold, spicy foods and alcohol can sometimes reduce symptoms.
- Chronic redness could benefit from regular laser treatments such as vascular lasers, IPL or laser genesis combined with medical-grade skincare specifically designed to combat redness.
- Moderate and severe cases often require a referral from your family doctor to issue prescription medication.