Reducing Redness in Sensitive Skin

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Facial redness has implications that go well beyond cosmetic concerns. You may experience multiple symptoms that interact with one another and complicate treatment. Over time, they can become more pronounced and even affect self-esteem.


Individuals with a tendency to blush are often prone to symptoms like facial redness, sensitive skin, inflammatory acne and spider veins, all of which add up to a diagnosis of rosacea. What links these things together?  A cause has yet to be determined, but scientists believe that rosacea is most likely related to vascular hyperactivity which leads to excessive vasodilation, flushing and general inflammation.


Rosacea is a chronic condition without a cure, meaning treatment must be continued indefinitely to maintain results. Until recently, treatment choices could only address one symptom at a time, rather than the complex group of symptoms. For example, antibiotics and acid-based topical products are prescribed for inflammatory lesions at the same time as topical calming agents are used to reduce redness. Add a moisturizer to overcome dryness and you have the typical medicine cabinet collection of a rosacea sufferer. Unfortunately, one product may cancel out the effectiveness of another, or even aggravate a different problem.  In addition, common treatments bring new side effects to the mix, requiring users to stop treatment periodically, only to find that symptoms return.


Now, a growing majority of dermatologists are recommending a single treatment, PyratineXR®, that has been shown to reduce all facial redness and rosacea symptoms. PyratineXR® is proven through clinical trials to be safe and non-irritating for continuous use. Breaking it down, the results show a significant reduction of lesions, spider veins and overall redness. Cosmetic results are important too, and in fact, subjects using PyratineXR® experienced significant reductions in fine lines, wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and skin roughness. PyratineXR® is the only product to work on all three facial redness factors and more in, all in one doctor-recommended treatment.


Source: “Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Topical PRK-124 (0.125%)Lotion (Pyratine-XR) in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Rosacea“ by Anne Marie Tremaine, MD, et al, University of California-Irvine; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Volume 9, Issue 6, June 2010.

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