Facial flushing is seen as generalised redness of the face and is often associated with visible blood vessels technically termed telangiectasia. This redness can have numerous causes and contributing factors including the possibility of being a common skin disorder called Rosacea.
Rosacea manifests itself as bouts of facial flushing usually of the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin, either with or without the presence of telangiectasia and/or inflammatory acne lesions.
This flushing generally occurs due to aggravating factors such as extreme temperatures, hot and spicy foods, alcohol and stress and often coincides with a burning and stinging sensation.
More advanced cases can progress into a condition called Rhinophyma where the nose becomes red and bulbous due to the enlargement of the oil glands and is more common in men.
Sufferers should see their doctor for an accurate diagnosis and complete treatment. Though most cases of generalised redness, and redness caused by Rosacea can be successfully managed using Intense Pulsed Light procedures with very specific protocols.
Rosacea and Redness Treatment Options
- IPL Photo Rejuvenation
- Active skin care formulations
- Camouflage make up
- Lifestyle changes
- See your Doctor
We recommend you see one of our Dermal Therapists for an initial consultation, where a personalised treatment program will be designed to address your individual needs and concerns.
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Im new here too, but have lots of experience with different IPL treatments for my rosacea so hopefully I can help you and anyone else. Im very lucky in that I dont get the acne breakouts much anymore and have reduced my red face substantially (I still flush though) but it took me probably about 5 or 6 doctors and therapists before I finally found someone that really helped me.
It sounds like your doctor was giving you a worst case scenario for maintenance but even then, thats pretty often! My therapist, told me that most people with rosacea generally will have 3 or 4 weekly treatments and depending on the extent of your flushing afterward most people will need an average of 2 maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.
Originally i went to a clinic and had 1 IPL treatment which did nothing! I wasnt given any information and didnt have any test spots done, they just did the treatment and that was it. Several months later I saw another GP who gave me a script for tetracycline and was told to try IPL or laser treatments.
After having another couple of not very successful treatments I was referred from a GP in MT Lawley to Academy Facial Plastics & Laser Specialists in Subiaco where I met Elisha, she now has her own business Cosmedical Skin Solutions in Joondalup which isnt exactly convenient for me but definitely worth the drive. At my initial consultation (about 1 year ago) she asked me everything about my flushing patterns, skincare, previous treatments and medications and was probably the most thorough consultation I had even though she isnt a doctor!
She then recommended a skincare regime and treatment plan for me and showed me before and after photos of her actual patients. She recommended 3 weekly treatments, possibly 4 and a review 3 weeks later for my after photos. She gave me written information that had everything in it and answered all of my questions without hesitation (I had lots and was very apprehensive due to my previous experiences!!!).
The treatment prices were about the same as your doctors which is pretty standard for medical practices, I have just had my 2nd maintenance treatments a year after my first lot and couldnt be happier! I know now, that you get what you pay for, as medical equipment is alot more expensive than the so called supposed ‘gold standard’ machines and others that claim to be medical strength but dont do anything, and are alot more painful, and often operated by people with no idea!
There is so much more I could tell you but I would suggest you check out her website it has heaps of info and it doesnt cost anything to see her for a consult either! so youve got nothing to lose. All her qualifications etc are on her site as well and apparently she has just started a forum too. As Dan must be busy you should suggest to her to post advice on here for people as she really does know her stuff and I couldnt be happier.
😀 Sorry for the long reply, I hope it helps. https://www.cosmedicalskinsolutions.com.au