Severe Facial Flushing? Treatment?

Hello I'm a 17 year old male and have had rosy cheeks my whole life. Though, within the past year and a half they've been getting more and more red. They are now dark red almost 24/7. It looks like I just got back from running a marathon all the time. It is extremely embarrassing. I've done some research and I've come to the conclusion that it isn't rosacea. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Or a way of treating it?

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  • Vortex
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Red cheeks are caused by dilation of veins close to the surface. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist may be able to use a laser to cut down on the amount of veins or give you some medication. I imagine you have light skin so a tan would help.

  • 8 years ago

    Some herbal medications and vitamin supplements can cause this. Seek a medical opinion if this is not the case.

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