Facial Redness/Rosacea

Close-up image of a person's cheek covered with acne and blemishes, highlighting skin inflammation and redness.

Facial skin redness can be a distressing concern and impact one’s appearance and quality of life.  There are multiple causes for facial redness, a common cause being rosacea.

Common causes of facial redness include sun damage, acne, rosacea, as well as allergies and inflammatory skin conditions.

During your initial consultation at Kaya Cosmedica, we will take a thorough medical history and clinical assessment including our Visia skin analysis technology.  Once we can identify the cause/diagnosis of your redness, we can formulate a specific treatment plan aimed at controlling your redness.

The Causes Of Facial Redness

There are multiple factors that contribute to the development of  facial redness. Three common factors include:

Sun Damage

Sun damage is a common cause of skin redness as a result of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.  Chronic exposure can lead to premature ageing, resulting in redness, small blood vessels (telangiectasia), fine lines and a mottled complexion.


As acne is an inflammatory skin condition, the increased blood flow to the affected area can cause redness.  In addition after acne lesions have healed, red/purple discolouration may occur (known as post inflammatory erythema).  Acne can be mistaken for or co-exist with rosacea – which is a common cause for redness.


Rosacea is a common cause of persistent facial redness and flushing.  It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the face.  The redness appears in the central part of the face, involving the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.  The cause is not fully understood but predisposing factors include genetics, vascular and environmental factors.  Flare ups can be triggered by sun exposure, hot and spicy foods and drinks, alcohol, and stress.

Associated symptoms include:

  • Flushing where the skin becomes red and feels warm
  • Persistent redness that can worsen over time especially with menopause
  • Visible blood vessels (telangiectasia)
  • Papules and pustules which are similar to acne
  • Skin thickening esp of the nose (rhinophyma)
Close-up monochrome image of a person's face, focusing on the skin texture with visible pores and blemishes showing signs of facial redness. The side of the nose and cheek are prominently featured

Treatments Available For Facial Redness at Kaya Cosmedica

It is essential to identify the underlying cause of facial redness to determine the appropriate treatment.  If you are experiencing facial redness and unsure about the cause, book a consultation at Kaya Cosmedica, for a diagnosis and personalised treatment plan, to provide you with an effective solution.

Our approach to treatment begins with a tailored skin care regimen to strengthen the skin barrier and target underlying features of the cause.  Other treatments aim to control the inflammation and clear the redness, this include prescribed medications, calming and anti-inflammatory skin treatments and devices such as Omnilux LED, BBL and Clear V Laser.

Treatment Options Available at Kaya cosmedica

Great Skin Begins With Kaya Cosmedica!

The first step to treating facial redness is to schedule a consultation with the experienced team at Kaya Cosmedica in South Melbourne. Contact Kaya Cosmedica today by filling out our online contact form or calling 03 9329 9991, or schedule your appointment now.