Skin redness can be totally normal. Maybe you look flushed after working out or you tend to get a little red in the face when you’re doing something nerve-racking like public speaking. If your skin looks red a lot of the time, though, the odds are high that something else is at play.
Specifically, you most likely have rosacea. Fortunately, we can help. At our PureMD MedSpa locations in Beavercreek, Liberty Township, Miamisburg, and Dayton, Ohio, Suresh Gupta, MD, and our team offer personalized care to soothe your rosacea. We work with you to reduce your skin’s redness and any other rosacea symptoms you experience.
Long story short, if your face is always red, you’ve come to the right place.
Rosacea affects the skin of your face, causing that persistent redness. Beyond that, this common skin condition can cause other unwelcome symptoms, like:
- Veins you can see on the surface of your skin
- Heightened skin sensitivity
- Pimple-like bumps
- Dry and irritated eyes
- Thickened skin on your nose
- Cherry angiomas
- Flushing rosacea
If any of that sounds familiar, you most likely have rosacea, also called couperose (that’s the French word for rosacea).
Scientists still don’t fully understand what causes rosacea, but they do know that certain things can trigger a flare-up. If exposure to extreme temperatures, wind, spicy food, or alcohol seems to make your redness worse, that’s another indicator that you’re dealing with rosacea.
Fortunately, you can do more than just mask your symptoms with makeup.
Finding rosacea relief
Here at PureMD MedSpa, Dr. Gupta can personalize a rosacea care plan for your specific skin. Generally, he recommends a plan that uses topical treatments, light-based treatment, or both.
Topicals for rosacea
Some patients see success with skin care products like the Rozatrol® serum or Renewal Crème from ZO® Skin Health and Regenerating Skin Nectar
with TriHex Technology® from ALASTIN Skincare®. With these top-tier topical products that target redness, you may be able to get a notable measure of relief from your rosacea symptoms. For many patients, this is a great place to start.
Light-based rosacea treatment
If topicals don’t deliver dramatic enough results or Dr. Gupta sees right away that your skin will benefit from more targeted treatment, he may recommend light-based options.
With either intense pulsed light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) treatment, Dr. Gupta can directly address the visible veins on your face. These treatments help to fade those blood vessels from view, which significantly reduces your redness.
Usually, Dr. Gupta recommends a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart to give you the best results.
If your face is always red, it’s time to talk to our team about your options. To find out if you’re living with rosacea and, if so, to get started with a treatment plan, get in touch. You can call us to schedule a visit to the PureMD MedSpa location nearest you or book an appointment online today.