Erythema is characterised with quite uniform redness of certain face areas. Such patients have a difficulty to conceal their feelings, as characteristic redness immediately appears on their cheeks. Capillaries are only visible in large magnification, but their number is greater than in normal skin.
Erythema may be permanent or it may appear under the influence of:
- Temperature fluctuations,
- Spicy, sour foods.
Appearance and intensity of erythema is determined by a network of very fine, dilated capillaries in the superficial skin layer.
It appears most often on:
Erythema results from prolonged exposure of the skin to sunlight (photo-aging), certain proneness caused by inherited factors or in certain skin diseases, e.g. rosacea.
VPL exposure is usually applied during the treatment of erythema. A number of sessions are usually carried out, at the interval of 3-4 weeks. Reduction in skin redness is gradual, as the treatment proceeds. Skin redness increases after the treatment, but disappears after a few hours.