People who suffer from facial redness or broken blood vessels (also known as capillaries) often find themselves feeling self-conscious when it comes to their red coloring. Redness and broken capillaries in the face are not hidden easily and cause many patients to experience emotional distress. While growths such as angiomas are benign, they can be unsightly and occasionally cause discomfort. There are a variety of different treatments that you can pursue with your dermatologist to reduce or eliminate the impact of these conditions.
Common Causes of Facial Redness
Other Common Causes:
- broken blood vessels
- overexposure to the sun
- not using sunscreen
- poor diet
- high blood pressure
- alcohol use
Common Treatments for Facial Redness
The most common treatment options for rosacea and other conditions that cause skin redness include topical treatments and laser therapy. Antibiotics may also be prescribed, depending on your diagnosis. Your dermatologist will be able to recommend the best course of action for your condition. Your doctor will also help you to determine a daily skin-care regimen to aid in reducing flare-ups.
Venous Lakes, Angiomas, and their Treatments
Angiomas are harmless growths that often appear as you grow older. Due to their benign nature, these growths are usually left alone unless they become symptomatic or cosmetically bothersome to you. Venous lakes are benign vascular lesions that are soft, raised, and blue/purple in color. Your dermatologist will most likely use one of the following three treatments for angiomas and venous lakes:
- Electrodesiccation uses an electric needle that gets rid of the capillaries causing the growth.
- Laser therapy consists of using a highly powered beam of energy.
- Liquid nitrogen consists of extremely cold nitrogen being placed on the skin in order to freeze the growth off.