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What Causes Redness?

Redness can occur for a variety of reasons on the face. When redness becomes a chronic condition, it can often be categorized as rosacea or referred to as vascular abnormalities from blood vessels that have become visible on the face. We can help you find relief with a variety of treatment options after an examination by our team at Ottawa Derm Centre.

Treatments to Minimize Redness.

The treatment option that is right for you will depend on the cause of your redness, whether it is diagnosed as rosacea or vascular lesions. Our team will work with you to determine the best plan for you and your condition. Some of the most common treatment options for vascular lesions include:


Several topical therapies exist, both over the counter and by prescription, to help redness symptoms.


Excision is sometimes required, which often requires removal with a margin of normal skin.

Laser Therapy

There are several laser treatments that can help improve some vascular lesions. These lasers may include Erbium YAG lasers, Pulsed-Dye lasers, CO2 lasers, BroadBand Light therapy (BBL), or Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL).

Candidates for Redness Treatments

Individuals with redness can benefit from treatment. The best way to properly diagnose and treat your redness is to schedule a consultation appointment at our office, during which one of our dermatologists can assess your skin.

Dr. MacIsaac was kind, patient and extremely trustworthy. She answered all questions, and was very transparent and made me feel quite comfortable. -Geraldine K.

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