Understanding diffuse facial redness

Victorian Dermal Group
Victorian Dermal Group
March 3, 2020
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Causes and treatments for a common skin condition

Diffuse facial redness

Diffuse redness refers to a condition caused by dilated capillaries, most commonly affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks. These enlarged blood vessels do not present themselves as defined vasculature, but rather as a general facial redness, (for example, the often used description of “rosy cheeks”).

Diffuse facial redness can occur as a result of aging, prolonged sun exposure, pregnancy, childbirth, oral contraceptives, and estrogen replacement therapy; heredity can also play a part.

Diffuse redness is often associated with another inherited skin disorder, rosacea, which affects an estimated 16 million Americans. There are numerous facial vein treatment in Melbourne and facial redness treatment options and preventative measures (especially in the form of lifestyle changes) for rosacea and nondescript facial redness.

These options include: topical creams and ointments, prescription medication, reduced sun exposure and limited alcohol consumption, among others.

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