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The Woodlands Dermatologist FAQ: Why Your Face Might be Red

Red Face Causes

The face can turn red due to various reasons, such as acne, hot flashes, and sunburn. Facial redness should be evaluated by a qualified dermatology specialist, if the condition persists beyond a few days.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides advanced and innovative skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Causes of Redness in the Face

Some of the less apparent reasons for the development of a red face are as follows:

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis occurs commonly and appears as a red rash. It usually occurs on the face. The skin may look oily due to the rash. It can also look scaly and dry.

Getting rid of the redness

People with seborrheic dermatitis often require treatment for it to clear. A board certified dermatologist can develop a customized treatment plan for the patient. The treatment may include medicine to be applied to the skin for a short period as well as dandruff shampoo.

Rosacea

A tendency to blush or flush easily is usually an early indication of this condition. As the condition progresses, the patient may notice that the redness on their face is more persistent or never entirely fades.

Getting rid of the redness

There is no cure for rosacea. However, treatment can help reduce redness. There exist various forms of rosacea. A board certified dermatologist can correctly diagnose this condition. The dermatologist will tell the patient what type of rosacea they have and create an individualized treatment plan.

Allergic Response to the Fragrance in a Skin Care Product

Contact dermatitis is a condition that develops when something that touches the skin either irritates it or causes an allergic response.

This condition often develops on the face. A hair dye or soap may cause the skin to become irritated, leading to a condition called irritant contact dermatitis.

If a person is allergic to what touches their face, they can develop allergic contact dermatitis. Some common causes for the development of allergic contact dermatitis are latex, poison ivy, and fragrances.

Getting rid of the redness

When the skin is not exposed to the substance that is causing the response, this rash tends to clear by itself.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is also known as eczema. This condition causes a rash that develops suddenly. Infants commonly develop this itchy condition on their cheeks. Regardless of where the rash is located, the skin with the condition tends to feel very scaly, dry, and itchy.

Getting rid of the redness

Atopic dermatitis does not have a known cure, but treatment can help clear the skin. A board certified dermatologists can create an individualized treatment plan for the unique needs of a child (or adult).

Psoriasis

Psoriasis occurs when the body produces new skin cells in a matter of days rather than weeks. These cells gather on the surface of the skin and appear as raised, scaly patches.

Getting rid of the redness

Psoriasis has no cure, but a board certified dermatologist can create a customized treatment plan for clearer skin.

Spider Veins

The harmful rays of the sun can damage unprotected skin. Over time, this damage becomes cumulative. Years later, some people who have sustained sun damage experience spider veins on their face.

Getting rid of the redness

A board certified dermatologist may be able to eliminate spider veins via laser treatment. This treatment is not eligible for insurance coverage.

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen receives patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for safe and proven skin care treatments.

For More Information contact Reger Vein and Skin Specialists in The Woodlands, TX

For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Board Certified Phlebologist Dr. Gregg Reger at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists please call 832-585-0090 or click here to contact our team. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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