Diagnose and effectively treat redness on the face

Dr. med. D. Fuchs & Partners AG: Diagnosing and effectively treating redness in the face!

Redness in the face can be very disturbing and possibly cause a high degree of suffering. This applies both to redness that affects the appearance of the skin and to diseases in which the redness is accompanied by itching. The actual function of the skin is to protect the body from external environmental influences.

However, the largest single organ must also be attributed an internal protective function. Thus the Cutis reacts in the disease attack with antibody formations, in order to stimulate the body-own defense system. The thermal regulation and sensory perceptions of the skin are also dedicated to internal body protection. In contrast, the pigment formation and acid mantle of the outer skin layer, the epidermis, serve to absorb harmful UV rays.

They also prevent the penetration of foreign organisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi). Redness and swelling of the face are a sign of increased blood circulation in the skin. If they are chronic or persistent, they not only have a disturbing effect on the outside, but can also manifest themselves psychologically.

“From the skin you can take care of the soul” is a quote from the German physician and inventor of anesthesia Carl Ludwig Schleich. He thus places the cosmetic components of the outer enveloping organ in the inner considerations. Unkempt, blemished or diseased-looking skin can thus have a negative impact on self-image. Here you will learn how to correctly recognize redness on the face and how to treat it effectively.

Causes of redness on the face

The dermatological term for a reddening of the skin is erythema, derived from the Greek word erĂ½th?ma for redness or inflammation. Vascular dilation increases blood flow to the affected tissue. This stimulates the supply and removal of nutrients in this region. The treatment success of redness depends on the size, color intensity and limitation of the affected area.

Our task as dermatologists is to get to the bottom of the cause of this skin change. In this context, it is important to distinguish the erythema from any skin bleeding. This can be done by a simple pressure test, which leads to a brief discoloration if the skin is red. If more than 90 percent of the body surface is affected by redness, we speak of erythroderma.

A slight blush on the face, on the other hand, is called erythema pudoris and is ultimately an affective erythema. Thus, the reasons for the development of redness of the face can vary widely. Accordingly, it is important to know the symptoms of individual diseases in order to be able to react appropriately. For this, the experts at the practice of Dr. med. Daniel Fuchs & Partners AG are exactly the right people to contact.

The sensitivity of the skin, a major cause of many skin redness.

The sensitivity of the skin, a major cause of many redness of the skin

Scarring often leads to redness of the skin. Injuries, infections or inflammations can also lead to redness. Furthermore, it is often the increased sensitivity of the skin which leads to redness of the skin. Due to the increase of environmental pollution, the ozone hole and the introduction of non-local animal and plant species, the number of allergy sufferers has recently increased.

Also skin diseases up to the Skin Cancer increased. Accordingly, the skin is exposed to increasingly new environmental conditions and reacts to them with excessive sensitivity. In addition, other diseases can be triggers of skin redness. These include couperosis.

The cosmetic skin problem couperosis

Couperosis is a constitutional disease that often appears as a precursor of rosacea, copper rose. The redness on the face is caused by dilated blood vessels. Since this disease is associated with a weakness of the connective tissue, women are more frequently affected than men.

The initial stage is characterized by temporary redness, mostly in the cheek area. Chronic occurrence causes blood stasis in the capillaries. This leads to the formation of new vessels and thus the spread of the vascular network into the surrounding tissue.

The chronic inflammatory skin disease rosacea

Rosacea is to be distinguished from this. This is a chronic inflammation of the connective tissue. You can recognize the disease by persistent redness on the face. In addition, rosacea is accompanied by visible blood vessels and burning and stinging skin.

In this case, the redness is due to chronic inflammation of the skin. In addition to genetic factors, external triggers such as UV radiation or the Demodex mite play a predominant role in the development of this clinical picture. Furthermore, the skin disease rosacea occurs increasingly on the nose, forehead and cheek. It is often accompanied by papules, pustules, and insensitivity.

The distinction between skin rashes and redness

In addition, spontaneous skin flushing can occur temporarily with sunburn, fever, stress, alcohol consumption, and certain spices and medications. To be distinguished from this is flushing due to short-term dilation of the blood vessels, which is triggered by sporting activities, high temperatures, embarrassing situations and by stress.

In order to distinguish skin rashes (exanthem) from redness (erythema), it is important not to self-diagnose. As experienced dermatologists, we are always happy to advise you. With the help of new technical diagnostic possibilities, it is possible for us to make accurate statements.

This also takes into account the differentiation of redness, skin rashes and the like, which can also be the cause of a deeper-lying clinical picture. These include autoimmune diseases such as neurodermatitis and psoriasis, but also allergies or infectious diseases such as measles, scarlet fever or rubella.

What you can do personally to improve the clinical picture

In order to support the skin in its self-healing processes, you should reduce or avoid various foods, cosmetics and activities. This is especially the case if your skin is naturally more sensitive. If you are prone to skin redness, you should pay attention to certain aspects of your diet. This includes, for example, avoiding spicy dishes.

The overexcitation of sensitive skin by meals.

Meals play an overriding role in the appearance of the skin not only because of their nutritional value. They also provide important essential trace elements, minerals and vitamins. These include provitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamins B2 and C, zinc and silicon. In addition, an adequate water supply and fat supply are essential for the development of skin cell structures.

In addition to these nutritional components, the temperature regulation of the skin is also a decisive criterion for vascular reduction or dilation. This is ensured, for example, by spices which directly address the temperature receptors of the skin. Menthol and mint, for example, are associated with the cold receptor, but hot spices with the heat receptor. In addition, large and hot meals increase redness in the face.

Food components that cause redness of the skin.

The same is true of dairy products, certain citrus fruits, and foods with histamine. Histamine is found in spinach, eggplant, vinegar and soy sauce. But it’s not just different dishes that should be avoided. Because drinks can also increase redness. This is especially true with hot drinks and alcohol. Nutrition is not everything, however. Alcohol additives should also be avoided in cosmetic products.

The right choice of suitable cosmetics

Another good starting point is to avoid fragrances in beauty products. Also make sure that you do not use cosmetics which can only be removed with a comparatively high amount of friction. The Skin and Laser Center Dr. med. Daniel Fuchs & Partners AG is also a guide for the selection of correct cosmetics. Their skin compatibility is the focus of our interest. We will be happy to advise you in this regard on our consultation hotline.

Other factors that can cause skin redness

Other factors that can cause skin redness

It goes without saying that direct sunlight increases redness of the skin. Therefore, especially avoid outdoor sports activities. Because this leads to a double redness on the face, as the body heats up in addition to the summer heat during sports.

Furthermore, sunlight is the main cause of skin cancer as well as skin aging. As a rule, the body is very sensitive to these environmental changes. Accordingly, redness can also occur as a result of menopause, chronic cough, and hypertension. Consequently, in case of chronic occurrence of rashes and redness, a doctor should always be consulted.

How to effectively treat redness

The care of the skin serves not only to maintain a positive appearance. In addition to the outwardly visible attractiveness, the skin appearance has a strong influence on one’s own psyche. It is a visible fact that autoimmune diseases and psychological factors thus have a detrimental effect on the homeostasis of the skin. Essential for skin health is often one’s own lifestyle.

In many cases, however, a mere change in diet and lifestyle is not enough to get rid of redness on the face. In these cases, effective medical methods can be used. In our practice we have new technical methods of treatment and provide valuable tips for the removal of skin redness.

The removal of skin redness with known home remedies.

The removal of skin redness with known home remedies

Home remedies, which actively reduce skin redness, include mainly products of cosmetics and food industry, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Suitable home remedies include, for example, cucumber slices and cucumber juice, which is rich in vitamins.

Almond oil and other valuable natural oils have similar anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. While medications are mainly antihistamines and glucocorticoids, natural substances are playing an increasingly important role for many people. We are happy to advise you in this regard.

Light, the ultimate remedy

Light, the ultimate cure

The fact that the body needs light is due in no small part to daytime activity. In addition, our body synthesizes vitamin D via radiation from the sun. The main function of the vitamin is to participate in bone formation in the form of bone mineralization. In addition, this vitamin is needed to strengthen the immune system, cardiovascular system and nerve cells. Therefore, the lack of light has a negative effect on the body.

Both drug treatments and light therapies are available for this purpose. The medications are all designed to regulate blood flow and calm the blood vessels. Light therapies often involve laser treatments, which aim to minimize the visibility of blood vessels. In addition, light therapy always has a positive effect on the psyche of the subjects.

Accordingly, dermatocosmetic treatments have proven to be effective for the targeted improvement of the skin’s appearance. These include ultrasound or a Radiofrequency therapy. All these treatment methods use electromagnetic waves to stimulate tissue layers. The latter in particular is also used to treat wrinkles, remove cellulite, and lighten sun and age spots.

Reduction of skin marks and fine lines is also possible with this treatment method. If you have any questions about the treatment options we offer at the practice of Daniel Fuchs & Partners AG, MD, you can contact your skin doctor today. Here, redness on the face can be clarified and an individually tailored treatment plan can be created. The friendly staff at our practice will be happy to assist you at any time, either in person or by telephone.