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.

Patient Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Schultz for the last 8 years and during that time, I've recommended him to countless friends for both cosmetic and medical dermatologic help. I trust him completely both diagnostically and aesthetically. When I had shingles, he was wonderful, incredibly supportive and kind. And when I eased into doing more cosmetic dermatology, he was– and continues to be– patient, careful and cautious. He listens to concerns and really hears what your goal outcome is and works with you to make it happen. I wanted to maintain a natural look while keeping my skin looking fresh and that's just what he's done for me. I always leave his office feeling prettier and well-cared for! If you have a medical concern or something about your skin you want to upgrade, you can't do better than Dr. Schultz and his wonderful team. And the products are amazing as well!

- Laura B.

Dr. Schultz is the most thorough and good natured dermatologist I have ever seen. I have been a patient of his for more than 20 years. He has taught me everything I know about the value of taking care of my skin, a gift that keeps on giving. He also takes the time to listen to me, to see me as an individual and doesn't treat my needs as a one size fits all doctor. I really appreciate his kindness, patience and expertise. I absolutely love his product line and have definitely reaped the rewards from using it, especially his glycolic peel pads and moisturizer, which I can't live without. My skin feels softer, smoother, appears more translucent and actually looks younger! He helped me to see beyond the lines and wrinkles, although he so good at helping to keep those at bay while maintaining a very natural appearance. His staff is outstanding. They make you feel welcome, like family, from the moment you walk through the door. Angela, Monika, Deborah and all of the support staff are extraordinary at what they do. Thank you Dr. Schultz and everyone at Park Ave Skincare. You're the best!

- Laura M.

Dr. Schultz has truly transformed my skin, so much so that I can confidently leave the house without wearing makeup now. During my first meeting with him, he intently listened to my skin concerns, we discussed what my goals were, and he explained pragmatically what treatments and products he recommended for me. I truly appreciate his fantastic bedside manner and conservative approach. I am a perfectionist in every aspect of my life, including my skin, and he understood this and was committed to helping me achieve every skin goal I had. The entire staff is just so fantastic and friendly, from reception to the PAs. They make you feel welcome and extremely comfortable, which to me is very important when visiting any doctor’s office. As someone who works too much and never gets enough sleep, my skin was looking very dull and lifeless. My skin is now full of life again and has an incredible glow to it which I have never had before. And I owe it all to the incredible Dr. Schultz.

- Kelly D.

My partnership with Dr Schultz began more than 30 years ago. As a generous friend, advisor, skilled surgeon, and superb cosmetic diagnostician, he has enabled me to look my best. He has kept me abreast of the most sophisticated procedures and in so doing, has maximized my appearance, always guided by what will be most beneficial for me. He is someone I go to for advice and care and his staff is another manifestation of this care. I don’t know many patients who can say this, and I feel fortunate to be among them.

- Ellen R.

In the four years that I've been a patient of Dr. Schultz, my acne-prone skin has gone from constant breakouts to smooth and clear. These days, I feel confident and comfortable enough in my skin to wear minimal makeup, if any—which I never would have done in years past. He and his warm, friendly staff always go above and beyond; he takes the time to listen, talk with me, and create the best plan for my skin. It's clear he has my best interests in mind, and I trust him wholeheartedly. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and frankly, anyone who asks.

- Deanna P.

Each session with Dr. Schultz is a mini education in skin care. He approaches each patient as a unique individual with different needs. I’m Asian and he’s explained to me how that impacts treatment in a clear manner that a layperson can understand. At each examination, he recites detailed notes to his staff which he then refers back to at each future appointment, adjusting and tweaking treatment plans when necessary. Over the past two years I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in my blemishes and overall complexion and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to enhance their appearance.

- Sherry G.

I have been a patient of Dr. Schultz for many years, and I continue to be amazed at his medical approach, patience, and professionalism. He takes the time to listen to my health concerns, explains how and why he would like to issue a treatment in a way that I understand , answers all of my questions, and all of his procedures and painless and thorough. He is very attentive, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable. He follows up and is committed to my health and satisfaction. The Park Avenue Skincare is a calm environment and the staff are all very friendly, warm, and respectful. It's easy to get appointments at a time that works for me and they are always on time and considerate. I think so highly of him and his practice that I sent my mom to him, and continue to go to his office even though my life is based in midtown west! I have great confidence in the care that he gives.

- Katrina A.

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