Constant Redness, a Rosacea Symptom?

For some reason my skin is constantly red. its not terribly red, its just like I have a tint. Its almost as if I'm always a little sunburned, I have pretty fair skin I suppose, but even during the winter I was just as red.

Its also not a solid red, when I apply pressure and release, my skin flashes white and then fades back into red in a second or so, kind of like when you have sunburn. Could this be rosacea? or is this something else? Thanks!

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Your question brings up an interesting question...not all redness is rosacea

it's important to differentiate the redness of rosacea from some of it's look alikes...the most prevalent of which is a relative of atopic dermatitis...it is a frequent cause of facial redness...you should visit your doctor to find out which condition you have...another alternative is a relative of dandruff known as seborrheic dermatitis...all of these conditions like to strike people with fair/sensitive skin and unfortunately the treatments are not interchangeable...so get the correct diagnosis first...
 


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Constant redness - a rosacea symptom

Sounds like Rosacea to me.  Most individuals with facial redness also have individual superficial blood vessels (telangiectasias).  If you dislike the redness, certain vascular laser/light devices including the pulsed-dye laser (v-beam), Nd:YAG laser and IPL/fotofacial can help.

Good luck.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
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