Monday, June 12, 2017

CAN YOU EVER RID THE RED ?

If skin is red because of acne, a sunburn, rosacea or something else, getting the red out can be problematic. There have been considerable improvements in skin-care and in-office treatments, but can chronically red skin be fixed ?
 
Inflammation and redness from say sunburn, windburn, acne, keratosis pilaris or eczema that create microbreaks are often situational and treatable. Try anti-redness creams that contain calming ingredients like white tea, licorice, borage seed oil or evening primrose oil. Look for a product with "anti-redness" in the name. " For long-term relief, in-office laser and light-based treatments can help," says Nashville, TN, dermatologist Michael Gold, MD. "With today's advanced pulse-dye lasers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), getting rid of these types of redness is fairly easy, but you may need more than one treatment to see results."
 
But if redness is caused by rosacea, there is unfortunately no cure. More than 14 million people in the United States suffer from rosacea. Triggers for rosacea may be provoked by caffeine, stress, spicy foods or extreme change in temperatures, but the resulting redness can be managed. "While rosacea is a chronic condition, some forms of rosacea (papular/pustular), can be controlled (but not eliminated) with oral medication such as a tetracycline derivative," says Houston dermatologist Suneel Chilukuri, MD. "However, if medication is not continued or treatments are not maintained, the pamphlets and pustules, as well as accompanying redness, will recur rapidly." Topical treatments such as ReBalance, Anti Redness Serum or Clearskin by Physician's Choice of Arizona are specifically targeted for rosacea and are safe to use daily. And last but not least daily use of sunscreen is paramount.

Cheers, Miss Violet