(Rosacea, Telangiectasia, Broken Capillaries, Diffuse Redness, Sun Damage, Poikiloderma of Civatte, General Redness and Flushing)
Redness can have many causes. Some of the most common are repeated UV exposure, inflammation, skin irritation or healing wounds, rosacea, genetics and hormones. Persistent redness most commonly affects fairer skin-types, with a higher prevalence in anglo-saxon, middleaged women. Redness occurs when the tiny vessels in the skin have dilated and remain dilated. This gives the skin an overall flushed look. Sometimes individual dilated vessels can be seen close to the surface, this is known as telangiectasia or broken capillaries. At other times, usually in younger individuals, there are no visible vessels - this is known as diffuse redness.
Diffuse redness is commonly seen on the cheeks, chin and nose and is often the first sign of rosacea. If left untreated tiny vessels will eventually remain permanently dilated at the surface and will appear as a network of tangled, clustered, or web-like red threads.
Poikiloderma of Civatte is caused by repeated UV exposure. Most commonly affecting women, it is usually seen on the sides of the neck with a mottled brown or red appearance, and may be slightly rough or bumpy.
All types of redness can be successfully treated using the Candela GentleMax Pro laser which targets the vessels causing them to collapse, or destroying them completely. Treatments are fast and comfortable. Most clients will require somewhere between 2 - 4 treatments depending on the extent of the problem. For clients with ongoing inflammatory problems or rosacea, regular maintenance treatments may be required.