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[2 min read] Ruddiness, rosacea and redness
Do you see patients who suffer from a ruddy complexion, redness, rosacea, visible veins, or skin that flushes easily? They might struggle to find ways to improve their symptoms, especially during warm weather, pregnancy, and as they get older.
These skin conditions can have a marked impact on patients’ self-esteem and can often be difficult to cover up. Patients may live with their symptoms for years without seeking help, possibly because they sometimes don’t realise treatments are readily available.
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 diagnosing what’s actually going on with the patient’s skin and what’s causing the issue, the next step is to treat the condition to either cure or improve 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 Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. Patients 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. 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 patients age. 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.
Learn more in the Professional Diploma program in General Dermatology.