Treating blood vessels
In couperose we see (usually) numerous dilated red and/or blue blood vessels in the face. These dilated blood vessels are harmless and often occur in light-skinned people. Couperosis must be distinguished from the condition rosacea , in which symptoms such as red bumps, pus heads and swelling also occur.
How does it come about?
- Excessive sun exposure
- Use of corticosteroid-containing creams
- Alcohol use
- Temperature variations
At U-Clinic Cosmedilight, laser and IPL (light therapy) are used to treat the even redness and visible blood vessels. The red dye (hemoglobin) in the blood absorbs the laser beam or flash of light, causing the blood to clot in the vessel. Once the blood in the vessel has clotted, the body will clear up the useless vessel by itself.
At Rosacea, we cannot immediately get started with the laser. The dermatologist should first look at it when the condition is active and may prescribe medication to calm the skin. Only then can we start with light and laser therapy. The skin therapist will give you further specific advice to keep your rosacea under control.
After the treatment, the skin will be a bit red and most of the vessels will be removed immediately, sometimes darker colored vessels remain (this is a good reaction) which will disappear on their own. The skin therapists can camouflage the treated skin directly for you with Lycogel so that you can immediately resume your daily activities.
The results of this treatment are quickly visible. On average, 1 to 3 treatments with an interval of 3 weeks are needed to achieve the desired result.
In addition to couperose, there are other indications that we can treat very effectively with light and laser therapy:
- Spider nevus (spider head)
- Diffuse (even) redness
- Hemangiomas (blood blister)
- Poikiloderma of Civatte
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