If Your Face Is Frequently Red, This Could Be Why

July 28, 2021

Many women use blush as part of their face-makeup routine. It helps define their cheekbones and gives them a healthy glow. But there’s another kind of facial redness that many women—and men—don’t want. It’s called rosacea. It’s a commonplace condition that accentuates the blood vessels in your face. 

Some forms of rosacea can cause pus-filled bumps that small and red. The symptoms can be last from weeks to months and then disappear for a spell. Rosacea is often mistaken for acne or another type of skin problem. 

If your face is persistently red, don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dermatology for the Family. We’re committed to providing all of our patients with the care and attention they deserve. We’ll work closely with you to determine your desired outcome. Our elite team of dermatologists has the ability, focus and flexibility to demonstrate unparalleled professional knowledge.

No one is immune to rosacea, but it’s mostly seen in light-skinned women ages 40 and over. You might have rosacea if: 

  • The small blood vessels on your cheeks and nose are visibly swollen. 
  • You have pimples that look like acne. They may contain pus, and your skin may be sensitive. 
  • Your eyes are dry and swollen, and your eyelids are red and inflamed. (It’s called ocular rosacea.)
  • Your nose becomes bulbous over a period of years. Its oil glands get bigger, which causes a buildup of tissue. It’s called rhinophyma and happens more to men than women. 
  • Your face is red throughout the year. 

Outbreaks can be triggered by sunlight, wind, high outside temperatures, alcoholic drinks, spicy food, exercise and high emotions. Rosacea has no cure, but its symptoms can be controlled. 

The office of Dermatology for the Family is focused on providing a comfortable and relaxing environment while giving you treatment from superior skin specialists. Our goal is to offer a clear picture of all the options available to you and deliver the results you expect. Your dermatologist will decide the best course of action based on your type of rosacea. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!