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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Redness and how to address it / what's the cause?

Back to blog home 6th December 2018
Redness and how to address it / what's the cause?

Skin redness is so widespread because there are many sources of inflammation — including injury, heat, emotion, spicy food, allergies, exercise, friction, and the immune system. Knowing what’s causing your damage is the first step to finding a treatment, and here at Total Body Concept we can help with a wide range of redness reducing therapies.

Rosacea & Sun Damage
If your skin appears blushed or flushed after a physical or emotional trigger and stays that way longer than you desire, you may just be experiencing the symptoms of rosacea. The increased blood flow to the skin dilates blood vessels and as a result, your skin appears flushed and red. The problem is that the blood vessels stay dilated, so over time they stretch and suffer damage. Sound like something you’d like to address? IPL can help - it works by emitting a range of lightwaves that break down the vessel walls of the haemoglobin, causing them to fragment and be reabsorbed by the body, meaning any discoloured blotches in the face and neck will become much less visible.

Acne Scarring
The prominent trait of acne rosacea is diffused redness with added red pimples and bumps in the centre of the face. Laser Excel V can help. The most advanced aesthetic technology combines two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate redness - your therapist will select one of the two lasers and customise the treatment settings to target the colour and depth of your skin concern.

Active Rosacea
Nothing soothes red hot skin like something cool, and Thalgo is the perfect brand to turn too when your rosacea is getting you down. The Cold Cream Marine range effectively replenishes, soothes and repairs dry and sensitive skin for guaranteed comfort for up to 24 hours. Need a moisturiser on the run to keep your redness in check? Ultraceuticals Red Action moisturiser targets the appearance of facial redness and rosacea with its fast-acting formula which visibly reduces redness associated with photodamage.

Broken capillaries
IPL Photorejuvination can help to lighten and reduce redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels and broken blood vessels on the face, neck and chest with its specialised lightwave treatment process.

See for yourself just how good the results can look: