facial flushing and facial blushing are a big cause of concern in those who suffer it. Flushing can rarely be the result of an internal cause such as masytocytosis or a tumor and if it extends to body flushing your dermatologist will investigate for underlying causes. Some medications can cause facial and body flushing. More often than not facial blushing is the result of genetics. Stimuli such as caffeine, hot drinks, emotions such as embarrassment can bring on facial blushing. Usually it starts of intermittently and settles over minutes to hours but with age and time the flushing can leave a more long-standing facial and chest redness. Vascular laser such as Vbeam has been shown to reduce the intensity of flushing and blushing but requires multiple treatments.
Rosacea is a constant flushing condition that is considered chronic and commonly seen in people over the age of 30. In some cases, Rosacea can develop into small pustules that appear like acne as well as broken capillaries. The skin can feel uncomfortable, tight and at times sting when in contact with varying products. Triggers such as, red wine, smoking and sun exposure can exacerbate symptoms of flushing associated with rosacea.
If you are finding your skin is looking particularly flushed consider your sun habits and sun protection. Look out for any potentially irritating products within your skin care regime such as heavy fragrances and adjust. If facial flushing persists, consult with your dermatologist!
Facial redness treatment will depend on the cause. For most people attention to any underlying inflammation results in an improvement in their redness. Skin care helps in all cases and is tailored according to the cause of the redness.
Vbeam Laser, this Is 595nm wavelength that targets haemoglobin and destructs vessels without damaging the surrounding tissue. The Vbeam is a versatile laser as it is suitable for flushing skin types as well larger broken capillaries. It is also helpful for the redness as a result of acne lesions, some refer to as acne scarring (though it is not true acne scarring)
Treatments that produce collagen can also help such as:
• Nanfractional Radiofrequency
Typically, 3-4 sessions are required every 6 weeks. After seeing a reduction of redness, we suggest considering a treatment annually if the condition is chronic such as rosacea.