Redness or an irritation of the skin can be caused by a number of conditions. The two most common are Poikiloderma and Rosacea.
Poikiloderma and rosacea
Poikiloderma is a benign skin condition found along the sides of the neck, and mainly affects women. Causes are unknown, but contributing factors include:
- sun exposure
- fair skin
- hormonal factors
- reactions to certain cosmetics and toiletries, especially perfumes
Rosacea, on the other hand, is a skin condition that results in redness of the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. It is common among people between the ages of 30-50 and those with fair skin. Rosacea can lead to:
- facial redness
- visible, broken blood vessels
- sensitive, swollen, or dry skin
- a burning or stinging sensation
- acne and oily skin
- bumpy, thickened skin
The eyes can also develop rosacea, which can result in a watery, bloodshot appearance, itchy eyes, dry eyes, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, or a cyst on the eyelid.
Redness of the chest
Redness on the chest can be caused by a number of issues. The most common are: a non-specific chest rash and allergic dermatitis. Both of these conditions can be treated easily, but if you do have a rash on your chest that won’t go away, you may need an alternative treatment.
If you are suffering from poikiloderma, rosacea, or redness of the chest, we can help. The ResurFX Laser is the perfect treatment for these skin conditions.* To learn more about the ResurFX Laser and other treatments available, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rubinstein. We have locations in Simi Valley and Studio City.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
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