Redness & Rosacea
Redness on your skin isn’t necessarily the sign of a more serious problem – but that doesn’t keep it from marring your complexion and altering your appearance. If you struggle with persistent redness or rosacea on your face, there are treatment options that can help. Our team will help you address facial redness with effective technologies that improve skin texture, tone and consistency.
What causes rosacea?
Rosacea is a common concern – more than 14 million people in the U.S. are currently experiencing this condition. There are some factors that seem to be more common in people with rosacea, including –
- Age – between 30-50
- Skin tone – being fair-skinned (with blonde hair and blue eyes)
- Ancestry – Celtic or Scandinavian
- Acne – having had severe acne, cysts and/or nodules
- Genetics – having someone in their immediate or extended family with rosacea or severe acne
- Sex – women are more likely than men to get rosacea, but men are more likely to have severe rosacea
Scientists are still working on gaining an understanding of rosacea and its definitive causes. Some other factors that may impact the likelihood of developing rosacea are the immune system’s response to specific bacteria, as well as heightened reactions to certain skin mites and proteins.
Can I treat rosacea at home?
If you are experiencing persistent, severe rosacea, it is important that you see a medical professional and have your skin examined. If left untreated, severe rosacea can cause permanent skin redness, acne-like breakouts, thickening skin, and/or vision problems (if rosacea is occurring in the eyes).
There are steps you can take at home to help soothe mild rosacea and help prevent it from occurring as frequently.
- Sun protection – Wearing sunscreen is always crucial, but even more important when you have rosacea. Sun exposure is the primary cause of rosacea flare-ups.
- Rosacea-friendly skin care – Use mild cleansers and treat your skin with care. Ask our staff about products that are specifically formulated for rosacea-prone skin.
- Tinted makeup – While green-tinted makeup won’t reduce rosacea, it will help mask redness.
- Identifying and managing triggers – It will take some time and trial and error to identify the triggers that lead to your flare-ups. Once you’re familiar with what tends to cause your rosacea, minimizing those triggers can help you manage rosacea at home.
Rosacea Treatment Options
If you’re looking for professional rosacea treatment, these nonsurgical options will help soothe your skin and reduce redness:
Before and after Rosacea Treatment
Redness & Rosacea Treatments Near You
If you’re interested in learning more, request a consultation at one of our three convenient offices across Northwest Indiana. We offer redness and rosacea treatments in Crown Point as well as Valparaiso. Request your appointment today to take the first step!