Treat Blotchy, Uneven Skin Tone
Blotchy skin is a term that is commonly used to describe uneven skin tone. It appears as reddish or red-brown patches and is a combination of concentrated pigment and blood vessel/broken capillaries.
It can be caused by a number of factors including sun damage, acne, rosacea, scarring or pigmentation issues. All of these issues can result in skin that is not blemish or pigment free.
Rao Derm offers a number of solutions to treat blotchy skin including IPL (Intense Pulse Light), non-invasive Laser Genesis and the very effective Sciton Profractional laser treatments.
What Is Blotchy Skin?
Blotchy skin is typically associated with red, sometimes irritated and itchy skin, as well as darker patches of skin that most commonly occur on the face, but can also be found on the neck and other parts of the body. Causes may include stress, genetics, hormones as well as environmental impacts such as UV exposure and changes in seasons (weather extremes) and lifestyle (excessive alcohol and smoking).
Blotchy skin appears as reddish or red-brown patches and is a combination of concentrated pigment and blood vessel/broken capillaries. These broken capillaries, also known as telangiectasia are more likely to happen if you have a dry, thin or sensitive skin or if you suffer from skin conditions such as rosacea or acne. These capillaries sit very close to the surface and are commonly found on the nose and cheek areas, making them more visible.
Blotchy Skin Be a Symptom of Chronic Skin Conditions
Chronic skin conditions can also lead to the appearance of blotchy skin. These include dermatitis, a condition that results in inflammation and an agitated barrier of the skin causing irritation and dryness. Skin appears red, inflamed and dry.
Rosacea is another chronic inflammatory condition that presents as flushing of the skin. Both conditions will give the appearance of blotchy skin. In the case of rosacea, certain triggers can cause skin flushing. Both of these conditions are not preventable but can be managed with appropriate treatments.
What Are Other Causes of Blotchy Skin?
Excessive alcohol consumption, stress, and excessive exercise can raise blood pressure, causing your capillaries to dilate and over time, causes them to become broken capillaries.
Smoking can be another cause of blotchy skin. It causes oxidative stress so that insufficient oxygen reaches the tissues resulting in blocking of the blood vessels, which in turn leads to dilation of the capillaries.
Other cases of blotchy skin include poor diets that can also affect the body’s ability to regenerate itself and excessive UV exposure with repeated sunburn breaking down collagen, making these vessels more visible.
Our Treatments For Blotchy Skin
IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
This treatment is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation and collagen stimulation using infrared light.
It offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging, photo damage and especially vascular conditions such as rosacea.
The procedure is ideal for any part of your face, neck, or décolleté which show redness, and telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. It has been recommended for skin discoloration from sun damage and flushing symptoms from rosacea.
Benefits Of IPL
IPL has a wide variety of benefits including:
- Even skin tone, removal of brown spots and sunspots
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Removal of broken capillaries
- Refreshed and glowing appearance
- Tighter skin texture by stimulating the growth of new collagen and elastin
Laser Genesis treatments uses safe, non-invasive laser technology to clear fine lines and diffuse flushing, redness and scarring. A short series of treatments may be recommended for optimal results, and patients will notice an instant improvement following each treatment – without irritation or downtime. By gently and comfortably heating the skin, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen to reduce fine lines and scarring; additional heat helps clear dilated capillaries that cause redness.
The Sciton Profractional procedure is designed to rejuvenate your complexion and treat a variety of skin conditions related to your skin’s quality. The laser can efficiently improve the health of your skin by making microscopic perforations in the tissue, which stimulate your body’s natural healing process.
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Our team is committed to working with you to develop a synergistic approach for enhancing your skin’s health and reducing the signs of aging.
During the consultation process, we will address your specific needs and goals and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. In addition, we will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Use the form below to book now.