What is Chronic Redness?
The most common cause of chronic redness is Rosacea, which is an inflammatory condition that causes redness in the skin at varying levels and severity. Even though it is extremely common, the cause remains unknown. It is often attributed to enlarged blood vessels, giving your face a flushed appearance.
Rosacea’s trademark symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Typically only affecting the skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. Flare-ups often occur in cycles, meaning that you will experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time. The symptoms will then fade before returning and starting again.
It is important to know what causes rosacea. The most significant influencers are capillary fragility, UV radiation, corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines), anxiety, stress, and microbial bacterial infections. All of these lead to oxidative stress and this then has a knock-on effect. When oxidative stress combines with infection and inflammation it causes flushing. From there, flushing and increased capillary permeability result in enlarged veins or broken capillaries. The final result, rosacea or chronic redness, is caused by the combination of enlarged veins and broken capillaries.
The Best Treatment is Prevention:
It is best to avoid chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, seafood and spicy foods as all of these can either cause or aggravate the condition. Find healthy ways to reduce the levels of anxiety and stress in your life, as this can play a huge part in triggering the condition too. It’s important to track these triggers as they can tell you a lot bout your lifestyle and habits, which can then help you to understand the inflammation.
Rosacea isn’t fully understood and there still isn’t a cure for it so it’s all in the management of it. How we track and manage the manifestations of rosacea can be the trick to help reduce it.
All new clients must have a consultation with me before having any advanced treatments.
Treatments for Chronic Redness:
– C.R Advanced Resurfacing Treatment
An active and effective complex for a complete restoration, chronic redness and rosacea-prone skin. Specifically formulated with anti-microbial activity to help reduce redness and prevent relapses.
Different protocols can be combined in a prescription program and the strength and depth of the products are controlled by the physician, based on application technique and the number of layers applied during the skin resurfacing procedure.
– Medical Micro-Needling
By using small needles to break the skin’s surface gently, micro-needling encourages your skin to regenerate, and the result is new, more youthful-looking skin. Alongside, this we use a transdermal solution bespoke to your needs containing skin essential nutrients, vitamins and actives to treat the lower layers of your skin effectively. It can treat a range of skin problems from wrinkles and fine lines to enlarged pores and acne or chickenpox scars. It can also help repair sun damage to the face, pigmentation and even help with cellulite and stretch marks.
Products for Chronic Redness:
– Mandelic Acid
Mandelic Acid has powerful antimicrobial properties which assist to eradicate bacteria associated with rosacea prone skin. It is a very gentle acid and particularly effective for skin types which cannot tolerate aggressive topical treatments.
• C.R.1 complex is an active and effective complete restoration complex for chronic redness and rosacea prone skin, specifically formulated with anti-microbial activity to help reduce redness and prevent relapses. It contains the all-powerful and important retinol which helps to address vitamin A deficiencies in the skin, as well as lactic acid which helps break down the bonds between cells to allow easier exfoliation of dead surface cells, while also providing hydration.
Niacinamide increases the production of fatty acids and ceramides in the skin, which forms a protective barrier. It maintains skin moisture, protects the skin from irritants, improves flushing and blushing due to rosacea. Niacinamide can also mitigate the damage that environmental aggressions can cause.
– VITA B vibrance boost mask (pHformula)
A rich and creamy mask that delivers gentle, soothing hydration to reduce redness and soothe sensitive skin. It is packed with natural extracts and Niacinamide to strengthen the skin barrier and protect the skin from external stress.
– VITA B3 (pHformula)
Essential to prevent and reverse visible signs of redness, pigment changes and skin ageing. The highly concentrated vitamin B3 cream offers 24-hour moisturising properties for immediate and intense hydration.