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!

Doctor Answers 2

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

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

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 is a frequent cause of facial 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 get the correct diagnosis first...

Las Vegas Dermatologist

Constant redness - a rosacea symptom

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

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
San Diego Dermatologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.