Couperose and Acne Rosacea

Rosacea is a long term skin disorder usually seen on the mid-facial area. The symptoms include constant redness of the face, dilated capillaries, flushed appearance of the cheeks and nose, swelling and pimples during inflammation. Couperose is characterized by redness and the presence of enlarged blood vessels on the face. Trauma and friction of the skin can cause enlarged blood vessels. They are also formed due to ageing, UV-rays, smoking and radiotherapy treatment. The prolonged enlargement of the veins leads to damaged capillaries. Couperose is often linked with rosacea and seen with lupus erythematosus (SLE), dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Redness and dilated capillaries doesn't necessarily mean you have acne rosacea.

Rosacea is more common in women and usually starts at the age of 30-50, but symptoms can already start in puberty, especially if it runs in the family. Two of the most prevalent damaging aggressions are UV exposure and temperature extremes. The contributing factors for rosacea seem to be unclear, but sun damage and genetic factors bare relevance.

There are several factors that contribute to rosacea; environmental factors such as UV-damage, climate conditions and harsh weather particularly wind and cold, sudden changes in temperature contribute to the condition. Many foods, alcohol and medication such as ACE-inhibitors, opiates, nicotinic acid, and statins worsen symptoms.

There are three stages in treating rosacea: Treating the inflammation, treating the damaged capillaries by removing them and by avoiding the contributing factors that worsen the symptoms.

Ihoakatemia's treatment is holistic, it includes efficient laser treatment for damaged capillaries, treatment of inflammation and home remedies and guidance with skin care.