Facial redness is a common skin change that can result from a number of environmental or other conditions. Redness may be the result of capillaries that are very close to the skin’s surface, acne scarring, disorders like rosacea, dry skin, or pigmentation. Heavy makeup may cover redness, but it doesn’t treat the underlying issue and can, in fact, lead to further problems like oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and acne scarring.
There are many safe, effective treatment options available to patients suffering from facial redness and resulting self-consciousness that can affect their personal and professional lives. At Nova Plastic Surgery, we provide several options to ensure we are able to help each patient’s unique case.
– HydraFacial MD – HydraFacial MD combines advanced science with innovative technology to soothe, moisturize, and restore the skin, effectively treating dry skin, oily skin, redness, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and many other skin changes resulting from age or environmental factors. HydraFacial MD is gentle, painless, and safe for most patients with allergies and sensitive skin. The procedure takes about fifteen minutes, and when added to your monthly skin routine, provides drastic improvement in the health and wellness of your skin and deep tissue as well as long-term elimination of facial redness.
– Broadband Light Therapy (BBL) – Broadband Light Therapy, or BBL, uses light energy to stimulate the skin and deep tissue to produce more collagen. Collagen is the primary component of skin, almost entirely responsible for firmness, shape, and skin tone. When collagen production is increased, the health and wellness of the skin and underlying tissue improves, creating a milky, smooth complexion and youthful firmness.
– Chemical Peels and Laser Resurfacing – When facial redness is caused by scarring, skin damage, or sun exposure, chemical peels or laser resurfacing can effectively peel away the damaged layers of skin to reveal bright, even skin beneath. Chemical peels and laser resurfacing require more down time – typically around two weeks – but also produce dramatic results that cannot be attained in less invasive ways.
– Daily Skin Regimen and Facials – Depending on the cause of your facial redness, a medical grade daily skin regimen alone or combined with medical spa treatments like those listed above may produce the desired outcome. A plastic surgeon may be able to recommend a set of skin care products (typically including a cleanser and moisturizer at minimum) designed to improve facial redness.
If you feel self-conscious about facial redness and have wondered if there is treatment available for your unique situation, take the first step today by scheduling time with a board-certified dermatologist. Fill out the contact form here or call (703) 574-2588 to speak with our friendly staff.