Houston Dermatologist FAQ: Why Your Face Might be Red

shutterstock_72701521-200x300 Houston Dermatologist FAQ: Why Your Face Might be Red Houston DermatologistThe face can turn red for various reasons, including acne, sunburn, and hot flashes. It is prudent to consult a skin care expert for this condition in order to protect your skin from any serious damage.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides advanced and innovative skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.


Causes of Facial Redness

Some of the common reasons for the face turning red are as follows:

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a commonly occurring skin condition that leads to a red rash, which usually manifests on the face. The rash may cause the skin to appear oily. The skin may also look scaly and dry.

Eliminating the Redness

Seborrheic dermatitis often requires treatment to clear. A board certified dermatologist can develop a customized treatment plan to treat this condition. The treatment may include the use of a dandruff shampoo as well as a topical medication for the skin for a short duration.



Rosacea usually starts with a tendency to blush or flush easily. Upon progressing, this condition may cause facial redness that lasts longer or never subsides.

Eliminating the Redness

Rosacea cannot be cured, but treatment can reduce redness. There are various forms of rosacea. A board certified dermatologist can diagnose this condition, and tell the patient which type of rosacea they have as well as create an individualized treatment plan for them.


Allergic Response to the fragrance in a Skin Care Product

A condition known as contact dermatitis develops when something that touches the skin either:

  • Irritates it
  • Leads to an allergic reaction

Contact dermatitis commonly occurs on the face. A hair dye or soap can irritate the skin, leading to a condition called irritant contact dermatitis.

If a person is allergic to what touches their face, they can develop allergic contact dermatitis. Poison ivy, latex, and fragrances are common causes of allergic contact dermatitis.

Eliminating the Redness

This rash has a tendency to clear on its own upon discontinuing the use of whatever is causing the reaction on the skin.


Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, can lead to a rash that appears suddenly. Babies usually develop this itchy rash on their cheeks. Irrespective of the location of the rash, the irritated skin tends to feel extremely scaly, dry, and itchy.

Eliminating the Redness

Atopic dermatitis cannot be cured, but treatment can help clear the skin. A board certified dermatologist can create a customized treatment plan to suit the child’s (or adult’s) unique needs.



Psoriasis refers to a dermatology condition that causes the body to create new skin cells in days instead of weeks. These cells accumulate on the skin’s surface, causing elevated, scaly patches.

Eliminating the Redness

There is no known cure for psoriasis. However, a board certified dermatologist can create a treatment plan to help the skin clear.


Spider Veins

Unprotected skin can sustain damage from the harmful rays of the sun. This damage accumulates over the years. Over time, some individuals with sun-damaged skin develop spider veins on the face.

Eliminating the Redness

An experienced dermatologist may be able to eliminate the spider veins with laser treatment. Health insurance does not provide coverage for this treatment.


Board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen receives patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for safe and proven skin care treatments.

For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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