What causes facial redness?
Facial redness can be a source of self-consciousness for many patients. It can also be a difficult skin condition to treat, as there are so many different causes for facial redness. The key to properly getting rid of facial redness is to first determine the cause. Causes for red skin include:
Rosacea – Rosacea is a common chronic skin conditions that is one of the most common reason for facial redness. The central area of the face, particularly the nose, is usually most affected, and the condition is sometimes mistaken for adult acne or as a simple skin sensitivity. It is most often caused by bacteria, sun exposure, improper use of facial products, or abnormal reactions of blood vessels. It can often be triggered by things such as diet and alcohol.
Acne – Acne is another common skin disorder that is a common cause of facial redness. It is most often associated with puberty, but can last into adulthood for some. It is caused by the ...
What causes under-eye bags?
Bags under the eyes can be a real source of worry for many patients. Under-eye bags can make patients look tired and aged, and many people may seek a solution to this issue to make their under-eye area appear brighter and smoother. The primary cause for under-eye bags is age, as the fat around the eye area is displaced and the tissues in the area, including in the muscles in the lower eyelid, weaken. This can cause a puffy appearance, and fluid can accumulate in the area below the eye, adding to the appearance of swelling.
Using Botox for under-eye bags
Botox has been approved in the last decade and a half for a number of cosmetic and medical uses. Botox, made of botulinum toxin A, can safely and effectively treat forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet, and researchers continue to test new ways to use the neuromodulator. One of the lesser known treatments is Botox for under-eye bags. One study in 2003 found that Botox for u ...
What causes fine lines around eyes?
The process of ageing affects every part of our bodies, and one of the most visible areas affected is the skin. Patients often feel particularly self-conscious about the effects of aging on the face, and one of the first areas to be affected is the area around the eyes. This is due to the fact that the skin in this area is particularly thin and is more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin ages, it loses hydration and starts producing less of important nutrients and proteins such as hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen. The skin also loses volume, making it even thinner and making it easier for fine lines and wrinkles to develop in the skin. Fine lines around the eyes also develop due to repeated facial expressions, causing lines such as crow’s feet, and exposure to sun can speed up the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Steps to prevent fine lines around eyes
There are a number of things patients can do to slow d ...