Why do acne scars turn bright red after drinking alcohol? Can this be treated and will it fade over time?
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Acne scars and redness
Acne scars tend to be red or heal red in patients with type I or type II skin. The redness is from vasodilation or flushing response. This same flushing makes patients with Rosacea have more redness. Avoidance of alcohol or spicy foods can lessen this facial redness. If your scars appear more red after alcohol than avoidance might be an option.
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