Facial redness can be a cause for social embarrassment which in turn worsens the redness. Triggers for facial redness are anxiety, stress, spicy foods, alcohol and temperature variation such as during and after exercise. Flushing is one component of rosacea.
Constant flushing can result in fixed redness which worsens with time. Some flushing can be associated with pain and discomfort. Fortunately, fixed facial redness can respond to excellent laser treatments such as:
- Pulsed dye laser VBeam laser
Facial flushing can be managed by avoidance of known triggers and by use of certain medications such as clonidine, Moxonidine etc.
Often a combined approach is needed to address these issues.