People with thin facial skin are prone to redness on the cheeks, nose and forehead. Sometimes this redness persists and can result in insecurities. Rosacea, couperose and erythrosis are chronic skin diseases that affect both men and women. In aesthetic medicine there are treatments available to get rid of redness.
Rosacea, couperose skin and erythrosis: what are they?
Rosacea, couperosis and erythrosis are chronic diseases that affect mainly men and women with thin, clear skin. These diseases cause redness on the face: on the cheeks, nose and forehead.
This redness can take different forms:
- An ephemeral redness or "flush”
- A constant and more scattered redness called erythrosis
- A sinuous redness as a result of the small vessels of the skin called Couperose
- A redness due to inflammation (pimples) called rosacea acne.
Rosacea, couperose skin and erythrosis: what are the causes?
Rosaceae are caused by a rapid dilation of the blood vessels. During a sudden change in the temperature, cold or hot, or after a strong emotional experience, the blood flow is such that it shows as a redness on the face. During heavy physical exertion, a sensation of heat occurs and redness appears.
Couperosis can also be caused by a disruption of the skin's immune system. Some bacteria such as dust mites can cause this redness.
Contrary to popular belief, alcohol is not the cause of rosacea, even if it contributes to a worsening of the disease if the person has it.
Due to the effects of age, the skin may become more sensitive and thus more vasoreactive. Redness therefore appears more with age, from the age of 25 years.
Particularly sensitive skin flares up due to all these causes, causing rosacea acne.
Rosacea, couperose skin and erythrosis: what treatments are there?
Rosacea, couperose skin and erythrosis can be treated locally. Even if the condition cannot be permanently addressed, its visible effects can be reduced.
It is very important to properly diagnose the type of redness to be treated in order to receive advise regarding the appropriate technique.
Depending on the case, the doctor will prescribe:
Dermatological products that will act on the outer part of the skin (the epidermis) to reduce redness at the rosacea stage and prevent it from developing into couperosis as well as to prevent future redness from appearing. These treatments can be performed alone or in addition to another technique (intense pulsed light or thermo-coagulation).
If rosacea, couperosis or erythrosis are clearly visible, methods must be employed that will act deep in the dermis to eradicate the reddish streaks that mark the face.
Intense Pulsed Light using Cynosure Icon® is a technique that can effectively treat all the different stages with very good results.
Thermavein® uses a thermo-coagulation process to instantly remove couperosis in one sitting.
Our solutions for treating rosacea, couperose skin and erythrosis
Lasers and other techniques
A thermo-coagulation process that permanently eliminates redness on the face.
Uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to eliminate redness on the face.