woman receiving facial treatment to reduce skin redness caused by rosacea
Skin Care Skin Redness / Rosacea Uneven Skin Tone

How to Treat Rosacea and Reduce Skin Redness this Winter Season

Do you struggle with worsened redness or Rosacea flare-ups this time of year? It’s no secret that colder weather can be harsh on our skin and redness and irritation can cause dryness, making it that much more difficult to even out with make-up. 

The changing of the seasons shouldn’t stop you from living your best, glowing skin life! If you’re at a loss for how to manage or treat skin redness on your face, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together the ultimate guide for reducing skin redness with skin care and aesthetic treatments this winter, and year round ⬇️

Rosacea vs. skin redness: what’s the difference?

Skin redness is an umbrella term that refers to redness caused by external, internal, or genetic factors. Rosacea is one specific type of skin redness that comes with its own unique set of symptoms and treatment options. 

It sounds silly, but this distinction is actually pretty important. The more we know about the specific needs of your skin, the better we can help you come up with a customized treatment plan that helps you achieve healthy, happy, glowing skin!

A deeper look into Rosacea 

What does Rosacea look like?

Rosacea looks like pink or red patches of skin across the face, neck, or chest ranging from blushing level 😊, to bright and hot to the touch 🔥 While it may look like general “redness” from far away, it’s actually due to very, very small blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. The closer these vessels are to the surface, the more pronounced your rosacea may appear.

It is most common in middle-aged women with light complexions, and can easily be mistaken for acne, scarring, or a natural flush to the cheeks. In more severe cases, small bumps may form on the surface of the affected skin.

Rosacea appears in flare-ups that come and go over time, typically lasting weeks or months. During flare-ups, the affected skin might feel dry or irritated, and requires special care.

example of skin redness on the face called Rosacea

Causes of Rosacea

We don’t know very much about the causes of Rosacea. Flare-ups can be triggered by:

  • Spicy food
  • Hot drinks
  • Red wine 
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Sun exposure
  • Exercise
  • Emotions

We don’t know about you, but that sounds like a long list of things we love! Don’t worry queens and kings 👑 At AesthetiCare, we have all the tips and tricks to help you treat your Rosacea and reduce skin redness all year round.

How to reduce skin redness caused by Rosacea

Consult a dermatologist

If you’ve been diagnosed with Rosacea by a medical professional, be sure to regularly consult with them to determine if you’re a candidate for medicated topical creams or oral antibiotics depending on the severity of your case.

If you’ve been experiencing persistent symptoms of Rosacea, we always recommend that you see a dermatologist for a diagnosis 👩‍⚕️

Laser and light treatments at AesthetiCare

That’s right! You can reduce skin redness by treating your Rosacea with aesthetics.

Forever Young BBL™

BBL treatments at AesthetiCare are designed to be an anti-aging treatment routine (for your face, in case you were thinking something else 😉). Our team will help you to create a custom treatment timeline to help you achieve your most youthful, rejuvenating results. 

Using healing Broadband Light (BBL) to increase your skin’s light reflectivity and diminish redness, this treatment is one of the most effective, no-downtime aesthetic treatments ever developed! 

INTRAcel

INTRAcel is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment option that combines microneedling with the release of radiofrequency. Beneficial for all skin types and complexions, this needling treatment is a painless procedure designed to enhance skin tightening and collagen stimulation. It provides all the benefits of microneedling, like reducing redness, uneven skin tone, and sun spots, with a major boost!

INTRAcel clients can expect to see results after a short series of treatments, and can expect their skin to appear more supple, lifted, and even in pigmentation.

How to boost your INTRAcel results with our Omni Facial Serum

Custom Facials from AesthetiCare

A facial is a relaxing, gentle treatment that refreshes and rejuvenates the skin. Each of our treatments are designed to exfoliate away the outer layer of skin to reveal a more even, fresh layer underneath, making them the perfect treatment to combat texture and reduce skin redness. 

Continued treatment

Skin care is a year-round affair 🗓️ While it’s super important to pay attention to your dry skin in the winter months, keeping your Rosacea-prone skin healthy and hydrated year round is the key. Continued treatment helps to manage flare-ups and maintain the results of your amazing treatments from AesthetiCare!

Let’s talk about skin redness

Not all skin redness is Rosacea. We all have those special things in our life that can bring a blush to our faces 👀

In all seriousness, the causes of skin redness can be internal, external, or genetic factors, and we have plenty of unique and effective ideas to help you reduce skin redness.

Causes of skin redness

  • Acne-related redness
  • Eczema
  • Redness from sun exposure
  • Genetic flushing
  • Over-exfoliation 
  • Irritation from topical products
  • Inflammation from your diet
  • Dermatitis and other medical conditions

How to reduce skin redness

Exfoliate

Regularly exfoliating removes build-up on the surface of the skin and prevents clogged pores, evens skin tone and texture, and helps to reduce skin redness. By exfoliating, you can remove the dead or dirty outer layer of skin and reveal a newer, more even layer. It sounds magical, and the results can be ✨ There are two types of exfoliation: manual and chemical. 

 

  1. Manual exfoliation, or physical exfoliation, is achieved by using abrasive materials like scrubs, gloves, or brushes to manually rub the skin on your face. This can remove dirt, oil, and dead skin from the pores and even skin texture, but can also be irritating to the skin if done too often or too harshly. Just remember to be gentle!

 

  1. Chemical exfoliation renews the skin using enzymes from chemicals like salicylic acid and retinol. Often derived from fruits or vitamins, chemical exfoliants are a concentrated substance that helps to remove the dead cells on the outer layer of the skin to reveal beautiful, healthy, renewed skin underneath. Be sure to always follow up your chemical exfoliation with a hydrating serum or moisturizer to avoid dryness.
woman using facial scrub to reduce skin redness

Moisturize

Speaking of hydrating products, all skin needs💧, but especially skin that is experiencing redness or irritation. When choosing a moisturizing product, it’s important to consider your skin type. Whether you’re oily, dry, or combination, choosing the right hydrating products can visibly improve the appearance of your skin. It balances your tone and texture over time, combats signs of aging, and helps to reduce skin redness.

Read about how to care for your skin type with products and tips from AC! →

Sunscreen

Yes, even in the winter! UV light can penetrate clouds, windows, and winter weather and cause damage to your skin. Plus, areas like your face are even more sensitive to the sun’s powerful rays. But good news! Redness and irritation from sun exposure are totally preventable 🙅‍♀️ Check out our online catalog of SPF products, or visit one of our offices for recommendations from our amazing aestheticians. 

Facials from AesthetiCare

Hydrafacial + Optional Treatment Boosters

The Hydrafacial is the perfect quick, rejuvenating treatment for any skin type! In just a 1 hour appointment, and with no downtime, you can achieve instant, noticeable results. The Hydrafacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, and non-irritating and immediately effective. A Hydrafacial is the perfect way to combine exfoliating and moisturizing, two of our favorite non-irritating methods to reduce skin redness.

Another perk about the Hydrafacial treatment, is you can take your results to the next level with customizable boosters:

ZO Rozatrol®:

Relieves redness & evens out complexion

SENTE® Dermal Repair

Improves texture & skin hydration

ZO Brightalive: 

Brightens and evens out complexion

Dermabuilder™

Peptides for anti-aging.

Trans4mation Medical Facial

Looking to step it up a notch? Designed for significant and fast-acting results, the Trans4mation Medical Facial is a four-in-one facial treatment that combines manual exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, hydration, and LED rejuvenation. Among its many anti-aging benefits, this facial is the perfect match for acne, dehydration, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and dullness, which are all factors that could contribute to skin redness.

How does Trans4mation work? We’re glad you asked!

The facial follows these steps:

  1. Crystal-free microdermabrasion
  2. Dermaplaning
  3. Light chemical peel
  4. O2 Lift mask & face steam
  5. Ultrasonic pore cleanser
  6. Anti-aging LED light

The Trans4mation Medical Facial uses a multi-level approach that focuses on exfoliation and hydration, making it a stellar option to reduce skin redness overall!

Laser treatments 

HALO

The Halo Laser is the world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser. It uses a combination of wavelengths to repair the visible signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, discoloration, enlarged pores, and poor texture or uneven skin tone—including skin redness. 

The laser treatment can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area being treated, and requires only 4-6 days of minimal downtime. The HALO laser is the perfect option for clients looking to improve every aspect of their skin to achieve a beautiful, natural glow. HALO treatments are also customizable to your unique skin needs! 

Fun Fact: AesthetiCare was the first in the nation to launch Halo, and has performed more Halo treatments than any other clinic in the world!

Moxi Laser

The Moxi laser is a more gentle, non-ablative laser specifically designed for correcting uneven skin pigmentation and discoloration. This treatment is a wonderful choice to revitalize your skin tone and let your best face shine this year 😊

Effective for both early signs of sun damage and to reduce skin redness, treatment with a Moxi laser requires just 3 to 5 days of minimal downtime and can be used on the face, neck, and chest. 

Reduce skin redness with the best treatments in Kansas City at AesthetiCare!

Deciding which facial treatment is right for you can be overwhelming, especially if you’re struggling with specific skin needs like Rosacea. If you’re unsure of where to start, let one of our amazing aestheticians customize a facial treatment for you! 

You’re unique, and so is your skin. For an in-depth free consultation, visit our Leawood or Liberty location! Book online or by phone at (913) 320-0878 (Leawood) or (816) 323-6280 (Liberty). We can’t wait to meet you and help you find the best treatments for your unique skin.

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