Dilated red or blue vessels (telangiectastias) are visible in the face. It is especially common in fair-skinned people and more often in women than in men.
The vessels are mainly located on the nose, cheeks, and chin. Sometimes the vessels are so close together that it looks like a red spot. Couperose can also occur with rosacea. This also includes other phenomena such as; butterfly-shaped redness, red bumps or pimples. These symptoms do not occur with couperose.
How does couperose arise
Couperose usually arises in middle age. As the skin ages the vein walls are weaker and wider. The thinning of the skin can also make the veins visible. There are a number of factors that can play a role here, such as hereditary predisposition, excessive smoking, sun exposure, alcohol consumption and temperature fluctuations.
Treatment of couperose at Huid & Laser Utrecht
Couperose will not go away on its own and can be experienced as cosmetically disturbing. The expanded vessels can be safely removed with the laser. These vessels no longer contribute to the supply of nutrients and the removal of waste products from the skin.
At Huid & Laser Utrecht we work with various techniques for couperose, such as the Nd-YAG (1064 nm), in combination with the Alexandrite (755 nm) and IPL. We work with the latest method where two different lasers can be applied during one treatment. The treatment is more effective and the result can be achieved quickly.