Question re Facial redness: I suffer from facial redness and cold and clammy hands

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Hi there I suffer from facial redness and cold and clammy hands I have been diagnosed with Raynauds phenomenon over 15 years ago, I am just wondering if surgery would prevent these symptoms. Would like to get your feed back.


It really depends on the cause of the problem. Facial redness can be caused by conditions such as Rosacea or broken capillaries on the face. These are usually amenable to laser treatment with lasers such as our Gemini laser.  If it is instead that you blush easily, and do not show any redness normally, then an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy may help. This is an operation to deactivate the nerve which causes blushing.


Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that is characterised by discolouration of the fingers or toes due to spasm of the arteries supplying these areas. An endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy can also be performed for this problem, but being a different area, the approach is varied to suit.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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