Is facial redness causing you to feel blue?

There are several treatments available to combat rosacea, the chronic skin condition which leaves sufferers with redness and flushing on the nose and cheeks.

“Rosacea most often affects middle-age and older adults,” said Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center.

And although rosacea can develop in people of any skin color, it tends to occur most frequently and is most apparent in people with fair skin.

The Mandelic acid peel, composed of 40 percent mandelic acid, is one treatment offered at Eterna MedSpa that is ideal for those battling intermittent or permanent redness, Malinowski said.

“This is a soft acid to help reduce the appearance of occasional to permanent skin redness and general improvement in skin color and texture and pore size,” she said.

Laser therapy can also be used to help with redness in the cheeks, nose and chin and to remove the visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) that come from rosacea.

Eterna MedSpa also carries Avene’s Antirougeurs.

“The Antirougeurs line is targeted as redness relief,” Malinowski said. “It is clinically proven to reduce the redness associated with rosacea.”

The Antirougeurs Dermo-Cleansing fluid is a gentle, soothing formula which cleanses and comforts the skin while reducing heat sensations. The Antirougeurs Redness Relief soothing cream contains an SPF of 25.

“The cream moisturizes, protects, neutralizes and alleviates existing redness with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection,” Malinowski said.

Eterna MedSpa facials can also do wonders to battle facial redness.

“If someone has rosacea they can come in for a mini facial and we can use the Antirougeurs line along with all our other calming products to give the patient a calming and soothing treatment to cut the redness,” Malinowski said.