Hormonal changes in the skin can cause microcirculation problems. Couperose, or telangiectasia are a dilation of the capillary walls. They lose their elasticity and the walls dilate and fill with blood, sometimes bursting. Other causes for Couperose skin or spider veins are heredity, digestive problems, alcohol, smoking, sun damage, harsh cosmetics, trauma, pregnancy, excess heat, and inflammation. All of these factors can all lead to permanent dilation.
Rosacea is a chronic vascular disorder and skin congestion characterized by inflammation, extreme redness, dilation of blood vessels and in sever cases includes papules and pustules primarily on the cheeks and nose. The cause for rosacea is unknown but some causes are due to bacteria, mites, fungus and can be heredity. Certain factors can aggravate the condition making it worse such as spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, extreme temperatures and stress.
While facial veins are generally more of a cosmetic concern than a medical one, they can still be an annoying issue for many patients. Both men and women tend to dislike these unsightly blood vessels on their face, feeling like it makes them appear older while giving the skin a less luminous look. Soothing and calming ingredients and treatments will help to address facial veins and rosacea reducing inflammation and sometimes completely removing them.
It is recommended to come in for a consultation to have your skin assessed. We will be able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan and all recommendations based on your individual needs and concerns.