Couperose is a disorder that affects the skin of the face, especially around the nose and cheeks. It manifests itself with the presence of telangiectasias, small reddish veins, sometimes accompanied by itching and burning.
Causes of couperose
The main cause is the lack of elasticity of the smallest blood vessels which, under external stress (intense heat, sunlight, strong emotions, sudden changes in temperature, food intolerances) undergo such dilation that they fill the face with reddish spots and veins.
Couperose is not dangerous to health. However, it is a chronic problem and, if untreated, it can develop into a more severe clinical condition known as rosacea. This condition is characterized by the appearance of spider veins, acneiform papules and pustules in the central region of the face.
Predisposition to couperose
The most predisposed patients to the onset of couperose are those with light and thin skin, but also those with dry skin. Menopausal women are particularly prone: in fact, under the influence of hormonal changes, alterations to the blood microcirculation can easily occur.
Couperose and spider veins can be treated both with pulsed light and the latest generation Synchro FT laser. In both cases, the treatment is painless and daily activities can be resumed immediately. Pulsed Light or Laser treatment can be performed all year round, but it is recommended to avoid exposure to direct sunlight for at least one month after the procedure.
To counteract the problem, it is also important to avoid exposure to direct sources of heat, sunlight and large changes in temperature. Furthermore, it is recommended to avoid some foods and choose others with protective properties for the superficial capillaries.