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A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if my face is red caused by daily alcohol consumption, such as laser treatment?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Would help: A photofacial like an IPL will help reduce the redness but this is hiding a bigger problem . The redness is likely due to increased vascularity of you face due to the effect of alcohol on your liver. The laser will simply hide this but you need to get into a program to control the alcohol addiction
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Here's an idea!!!: STOP DRINKING!! If you have acne rosacea or other predisposing causes of alcohol-induced flushing (like enzyme deficiencies found in Native Americans and people of Asian background), then alcohol is going to cause damage to your skin, as well as to your heart, liver, nervous system, pancreas, stomach and every other organ system. If you have already caused damage, lasers and other treatments help
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Last updated Aug 19, 2014


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