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Erythema? Telangiectasia? Please Help Me With My Facial Redness!

03 March 2013 - 12:04 AM


I have had a medium sized patch of redness on my face for the past two years or so. I don't actually know what caused it, but I think it may have been from a small ingrown hair infection I had. It does not change and does not get worse, so I haven't ever been concerned about it, but I recently went to the dermatologist to try to find an answer and was told it was "possibly erythema due to telangiectasia". He said, if this is the case, there is no medicine to alleviate the redness.


Does anybody have any knowledge on this, or have experience? I am just hoping there is *something* that can lessen the redness. It is more noticeable in person than it is in pictures, which is why the pictures I attached (with poor bathroom lighting) don't show it as well as it could be shown. 


*The dermatologist also said laser therapy can be used for this. Does anybody have any experience with laser therapy for an isolated spot on their face like this? Would that cause a large scab to form as it heals?


Thanks in advance for ANY help you can offer me. shifty.gif


*Note: it is the same spot -- one of the pictures is just a mirror image. surprised.gif