Ask Laser Lights: What Causes Facial Redness and What Can I Do About It?

All of us have experienced facial flushing at one time or another – it may have been a brief blush of embarrassment or a longer-lasting redness like sunburn. However, for some, facial redness is persistent, frequent, and causes them to feel self-conscious or unhappy with their appearance. Fortunately, at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we offer several aesthetic treatments that may be able to help.

Tips for Dealing with Rosacea and Facial RednessFacials

One of the beauties of facials is that they’re easy to customize. By adjusting the products and methods we use, we have designed a variety of facials that can be tailored to meet your specific needs, including reducing facial redness. Our European Facial, for instance, is one of our most gentle, relaxing treatments, but it includes a papaya mask which effectively soothes facial redness and inflammation. For men who have redness due to the frequent irritation of shaving, our Men’s Facial was designed to address this and other common concerns for masculine skin.

Chemical Peels

One of the common causes of facial redness is inflammation associated with acne, and because acne is the most prevalent skin condition in the US, this type of redness is a concern for many of our patients. One effective way to regulate acne and minimize the redness it causes is with chemical peels. While some people associate chemical peels with a lengthy recovery process, this isn’t always the case. Peels can vary in depth and in the components we use, and some are actually so gentle that no visible peeling is expected.

Laser Treatments

If your lasting redness is caused by the skin condition known as rosacea, it means that the blood vessels close to the surface of your skin dilate and create a flushing appearance. While there is no cure for this disorder, laser rosacea treatments have been shown to provide significant and long-lasting symptom relief. These treatments work by sending precise beams of light toward those dilated blood vessels, which causes the vessels to shrink away and be naturally eliminated by the body.

An uneven complexion can be a source of self-consciousness for anyone, but this can be especially true if you’re dealing with persistent facial redness that’s difficult to conceal. To discuss whether our cosmetic treatments can help you minimize your redness and love your skin again, schedule a consultation at Laser Lights. Or, to learn more about aesthetic treatments and stay up-to-date on the latest news and special offers, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.