couperose /spider veins

Couperose & Spider Veins

Dilated and hence visible capillary vessels, so-called telangiectasis, are colloquially known as spider veins. If they accumulate in the face, this is known as couperose.

Couperose or spider veins can develop if the blood accumulates in capillary vessels and the vessels are overextended over a longer period. This is by no means a sign of aging, as 70 % of 30 – 39 year-olds are already suffering from visible branching of the vessels.

Laser therapy is considered to be the most modern and effective method for the removal of couperose or spider veins. During the treatment the affected area of the skin is exposed to a laser light of a certain frequency which is adapted to the reddish-blue vessels. The vessels absorb the light’s energy, which shrinks and destroys them. The resulting particles are removed by the body without any problems.

Laser treatment is best suited to vessels of spider veins or couperose which have a radius of up to two millimetres.
Smaller vessels and in particular the blushing look of cheeks (couperose) are very successfully treated with the Max G hand piece (IPL hand piece) of the Icon Platform. About three treatments at four-week intervals are recommended.
An alternative for the removal of spider veins is the use of foam sclerotherapy using aethoxysklerol.

Based on our additional phlebology qualification we are able to offer a range of diagnosis and treatment options for spider veins. During a personal consultation we will be pleased to suggest an individual treatment method for couperose, spider veins and venous disorders such as varicose veins.

Please contact the MediCorium team to make an appointment. We will be pleased to assist you.

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Preparation: Before and during the treatment cooling via air cooling system

Side Effects: Heat development in the skin, tingling, stinging sensation similar to sun burn, temporary redness and swelling of the skin post treatment. In rare cases blisters may form and pigments change.

Aftercare: Sun screen with SPF50. Direct sunlight before and for six weeks after the treatment should be avoided, as should activities stimulating the blood flow such as sauna visits, running marathons and facial massages.

Vorbereitung: vor, während der Behandlung Kühlung mittels Luftkühlungssystem
Nebenwirkungen: Hitzeentwicklung der Haut, Prickeln, Stechen wie bei einem Sonnenbrand, nach der Behandlung vorrübergehende Rötungen und Schwellungen, in seltenen Fällen Blasenbildung und Pigmentverschiebung
Nachsorge: Sonnenschutzcreme mit LSF 50. Direkte Sonnenbestrahlung vor und bis zu 6 Wochen nach Behandlung sowie hautdurchblutungsfördernde Maßnahmen wie Saunabesuche, Marathonläufe oder Gesichtsmassagen sollten gemieden werden.