Couperosis is a condition in which small blood vessels in the skin are dilated and become visible. These enlargements can usually be seen on the face, especially around the nose and cheeks, and cause a reddish discoloration of the skin.
Couperosis can be triggered by various factors, such as external stimuli like cold, heat or UV radiation, but also by internal factors like stress, hormonal changes or diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Couperosis in itself is not dangerous, but is rather an aesthetic problem. However, the dilation of the small blood vessels in the skin may in some cases indicate a more serious condition such as rosacea or venous insufficiency. In such cases, couperosis should be examined by a physician in order to detect and treat possible further complications at an early stage.
Couperosis can be treated with the help of laser therapy. Special laser devices are used that specifically remove the dilated blood vessels in the skin, thus reducing the reddish discoloration.
Laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment method that is usually well tolerated and does not involve any downtime. However, the treatment may require several sessions to achieve the desired result. Therefore, it is recommended to always consult a doctor before laser therapy and to inform yourself about the different treatment options and their possible risks and side effects.