Ruddiness, rosacea and redness - oh my!

Do you suffer from a ruddy complexion, redness, rosacea, visible veins, or skin that flushes easily? You might struggle to find ways to improve your symptoms, especially during warm weather or as you get older.

First, it’s important to find out what causes the problem. Some people have naturally rosy cheeks their whole lives (especially people of Anglo-Celtic heritage) and others suffer with medical skin conditions such as rosacea, for which there is a plethora of triggers.

After getting a professional diagnosis for what’s actually going on with your skin and what’s causing the issues, the next step is to treat the condition to either cure or improve the symptoms.

A ruddy complexion and general redness on the skin can be treated with skincare products, LED light therapy, HydraFacial treatment, and sometimes injectables like the Vampire Facial.

You can see great results in a few short treatments, revealing a bright and vibrant complexion beneath the flushing.

Rosacea is a little more complicated and may call for prescription antibiotics and lifestyle changes. You can learn more about rosacea triggers and treatments here.

Bothersome veins can begin to appear on the face, hands and other areas on the body as we get older. This can be a symptom of rosacea or simply broken blood vessels caused by genetics, sun exposure, pregnancy, or alcohol consumption. Some great treatments for broken capillaries include Vasculyse and Laser Vein Removal.

If ruddiness, rosacea, flushing or broken veins are getting between you and a healthy complexion, speak to a Doctor or Skin Therapist about your skin concerns. Please call us or book your appointment online.

Written by National Skin Cancer Centres