What is the best treatment for facial redness caused by broken capillaries and acne scars?

I am 27 and of Northern European dissent. My face has always been red and blotchy and now has broken capillaries and red acne scars as well.. Is laser treatment best (if so, which kind)? Or are there other treatments/ topicals to decrease the all over redness and blotchiness?

Doctor Answers 3

Redness and Capillaries on Face

The best treatment for vascular issues would be done with a pulse dye laser. People do get great results from other lasers and routine IPL treatments done at the proper settings.


Gilbert Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Redness and Capillaries on Face

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The best treatment for vascular issues would be done with a pulse dye laser. People do get great results from other lasers and routine IPL treatments done at the proper settings.


Gilbert Oculoplastic Surgeon

Redness and capillaries of face

Given your Northern European ancestry and the redness/capillaries of your face you likely have a diagnosis of rosacea. The best treatment for this condition is a vascular laser. The most effective lasers are the pulsed dye laser and the Excel 532nm which will address both the redness and the prominent blood vessels. Please consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon experienced in facial laser treatments. Best wishes.

Redness and capillaries of face

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Given your Northern European ancestry and the redness/capillaries of your face you likely have a diagnosis of rosacea. The best treatment for this condition is a vascular laser. The most effective lasers are the pulsed dye laser and the Excel 532nm which will address both the redness and the prominent blood vessels. Please consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon experienced in facial laser treatments. Best wishes.

Facial Redness and Vessels

The best treatments are vascular lasers such as pulsed dye laser and Excel V.  IPL is good in the right hands, but has more risk of complications and doesn't last as long in my opinion.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Facial Redness and Vessels

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The best treatments are vascular lasers such as pulsed dye laser and Excel V.  IPL is good in the right hands, but has more risk of complications and doesn't last as long in my opinion.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

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