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Facial redness is a normal occurrence for many people. Many people experience blushing due to emotions like embarrassment, shyness, or anger. Facial redness can also appear after a run when your facial capillaries become dilated to accommodate for the extra blood supply near the surface of the skin needed to cool you down. This type of facial redness will dissipate quickly after they calm down or cool down in most cases.

Certain types of chronic redness lead many men and women to seek laser treatment to remove facial redness. Dr. Schultz sees thousands of patients each year, many coming in with the following conditions that have caused unwanted facial redness:

  • Rosacea: a common condition that causes chronic facial redness, often with small, visible veins and red bumps that may look like inflamed acne. Some people even experience flare-ups of their rosacea. If left untreated, rosacea may become worse over time.
  • Sun Damage: an all-too-common cause of facial redness, most people know that sunburns can cause immediate facial redness. However, sun damage from repeated exposure causes permanent damage to the small blood vessels in the face, leading to red and mottled skin.
  • Allergic Reactions: a common cause of temporary facial redness. After being exposed to or eating an allergen, your body will produce histamines that cause blood vessels to dilate and make your face appear red. Also be known as contact dermatitis.
  • Eczema or Psoriasis: Eczema and psoriasis are two conditions associated with facial redness from inflammation and irritation when they go untreated.

Facial redness used to be a complex condition to treat before dermatological laser technology became available. Now, many different types of lasers are safe for the skin and can specifically target facial redness. Depending on the cause of your redness, Dr. Schultz will recommend a specific laser treatment to give you the best results possible.

Park Avenue Skin Care is the Upper East Side's top choice for facial redness removal because Dr. Schultz's collection of cutting-edge laser technology. Lasers like the Erbium YAG laser and pulsed-dye lasers aim to penetrate the skin and reduce the appearance of visible blood vessels and redness.

Like rosacea, some conditions may cause a change in the shape of your face due to inflammation and scarring. Ablative lasers, like the CO2 laser, are designed to reshape and reduce the thickened areas of reddened skin.

One of the most laser treatments to remove facial redness is intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). Using an IPL laser, Dr. Schultz can use several wavelengths of light to target unwanted hyperpigmentation, redness, and areas of uneven skin tone all at the same time.

No matter the type of laser treatment that Dr. Schultz recommends for your specific type of facial redness, you will receive the highest-quality care to make sure you achieve the best results possible. At the time of your appointment, Dr. Schultz will discuss the laser he recommends, what it is used for, what to expect during your treatment, and what results you can expect.

Results may vary from person to person, but Dr. Schultz takes the time to discuss what each patient can expect from their treatment. For many people, laser treatments can remove or significantly reduce facial redness. For others who have more advanced stages of facial redness, Dr. Schultz will explain how much they can expect their redness and facial shape to change.

During your treatment, you will be reclining in our modern and clean office that's located in the Upper East Side. While many people report that laser treatments feel like a rubber band snapping against their skin, your comfort is our top priority. Dr. Schultz will make sure that you don't experience discomfort throughout your session by using numbing agents as needed.

During your consultation, Dr. Schultz will carefully examine your skin. After talking through your personal history, concerns, and goals, Dr. Schultz will recommend the right laser for your needs.

To make sure you stay informed, Dr. Schultz and the Park Avenue Skin Care team will make sure you know why they've selected a specific laser, what to expect during your treatment, and how recovery will progress. You'll also know exactly what results you can expect and how long it will take to see those changes in your facial redness.

The details of each laser treatment may vary. However, your skin will always be thoroughly cleaned and prepped. That way, the laser can be most effective in targeting facial redness, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation. Appointments typically take between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on your skin's condition and how large of an area Dr. Schultz will be treating.

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