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Caperosis - what is it and how do we treat it?

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Do you often find that your skin tends to get red in certain areas, especially when you are exposed to the sun or going through an emotionally intense time? Sometimes these are signs of couperose, a relatively common skin condition. In the following, you will learn how couperose is defined, what the specific symptoms are and how it can be treated.

What is couperose


Cuperrhoea is a dermatological condition that manifests itself on the skin and has as its main symptom the reddening of the skin. People most at risk of developing this condition are those with sensitive, fair skin. Although couperose occurs more commonly in women, it can also affect men, who usually have more severe forms of the disease.


If not treated properly, couperose tends to worsen over time. So, if you are experiencing the specific manifestations of this disorder, it is advisable to contact as soon as possible dermatologistto be able to benefit from proper care.


Caper vs. rosacea


Although couperose and rosacea are often confused, they are in fact two distinct conditions. Indeed, the two are similar in that the main manifestation is redness of the face. However, there are some distinguishing features:


  • rosacea occurs on the beard and cheekbones, while rosacea causes erythema on the forehead, nose and sometimes in the eye area;
  • unlike rosacea, rosacea causes, in addition to skin redness, itching, burning or stinging, and the appearance of pustules.

Cuprotic complexion - possible causes


Generally speaking, couperose is caused by dilation of the capillaries, which makes them more visible than normal when the body comes into contact with certain triggering factors. However, the list of possible causes of couperose includes several variants, but none of them has been fully demonstrated to be categorically responsible for triggering the condition:


  • genetic factors - some people inherit hair fragility from their family and end up with the condition. In fact, almost half of all patients diagnosed with couperose have at least one similar case in their family;
  • certain pathogens - an example of this is the parasite Demodex folliculorumbut also bacteria Helicobacter pyloriresponsible for the development of gastritis and ulcers;
  • exposure to extreme temperatures or harsh weather conditions (wind, blizzard, drought, etc.);
  • excessive alcohol consumption;
  • some medicinessuch as corticosteroids intended for topical administration (clobetasol, betamethasone, hydrocortisone, fluticasone propionate, etc.);
  • diet - some foods rich in histamine (sausages, smoked meats, cheeses) can unbalance the body's functions (digestive, cardiac, vascular). Histamine is a chemical mediator responsible for causing inflammation when secreted in excess. Thus, in some patients diagnosed with coprosis, histamine in food may be an aggravating factor;
  • psychoemotional imbalances - Among these, depression and anxiety disorders are among the conditions that can cause or worsen couperosis;
  • excessive sun exposure - when the body is exposed to solar radiation for a long period of time, it can cause numerous problems, both to the skin and to the whole body. Cirrhosis can sometimes be triggered by prolonged exposure to the sun.

Cirrhosis - specific signs and symptoms


As mentioned above, the main manifestation of couperose is reddening of the skin. Affected areas (chin and cheekbones) may show red or purple patches, which are accentuated depending on certain factors, and gradually decrease in intensity once the stimulus is removed. In addition, manifestations of couperose may include:


  • dryness of the skin, accompanied by a feeling of skin stiffness;
  • highlighting of the capillaries in the affected areas, resulting in a spider web appearance;
  • local sensitivity, when certain stimuli come into contact with the skin;
  • sensitivity to sun exposure;
  • permanent dilation of some of the capillaries in the face (telangiectasias);
  • alteration of skin texture.

It is important to remember that, as time goes by, symptoms may become more pronounced. Copper is unfortunately a chronic condition for which there is no definitive cure, but with the right methods it can be kept under control. Therefore, the earlier the detection of caperosis, the better the chances of identifying a useful treatment method more quickly.




As a disorder affecting the skin of the face, couperose can bring with it a number of psycho-emotional complications. Everyone cares, to some extent, about their physical appearance, and when this is altered, the affected person may experience emotional discomfort, sometimes even social anxiety. When symptoms are persistent or the condition does not respond to treatment properly, patients may experience depression, panic attacks, low self-esteem and may become isolated for fear of being judged.


Also, couperosis can degenerate into an ocular complication called keratitis. Keratitis is an inflammatory condition of the cornea, manifested by pain in the eye, impaired vision and photophobia (sensitivity to light). Keratitis requires urgent medical attention, as it can cause irreversible consequences, even leading to loss of sight.

Treatment of couperose


If you are experiencing symptoms specific to cases of couperose, it is necessary to consult your dermatologist, who, after a thorough investigation, will be able to guide you to the treatment methods best suited to your needs. The aim of treatment for couperose is to control the progression of the condition, while relieving the troublesome symptoms.


Aesthetic treatments

Pimples is just one of the dermatological conditions that today can be treated more easily, thanks to the latest technology in aesthetic medicine. Among the modern methods of aesthetic treatment for couperose, CronosDerm is distinguished by the uniqueness of its operating principle. The CronosDerm concept combines the microneedling technique with the deep infusion of a revolutionary serum, Dermal Infusion Spray.

The advantage of such a treatment for couperose is that the procedure is painless and does not cause tissue inflammation. CronosDerm is thus suitable for all skin types and supports the epithelial tissue in the process of cell regeneration.


Medications for couperose

If your specialist considers it necessary, he or she may also recommend medication for your couperose. The treatment regimen may contain one or more of the following medications for couperose:


  • antibiotics or antimicrobials (metronidazole), in case of bacterial infection in the areas affected by the couperose;
  • anti-parasitic drugs (e.g. ivermectin), which are needed when the pox is caused by the presence of the parasite Demodex folliculorum;
  • topically administered medicines to support blood circulation in capillaries.

If you are in one of the categories of patients at risk of developing couperose or want to prevent the worsening of this already existing condition, it is advisable to follow a few simple skin care rules:


  • always use a skin care product with a high sun protection factor, whether the weather is sunny or not. UV radiation can be particularly damaging to your skin, especially when you have this condition;
  • choose skin care products and make-up products carefully so that they do not contain irritating substances (alcohol or extremely abrasive compounds);
  • adopt a diet where you avoid foods high in histamine. In this way, you protect your immune system and can avoid exacerbating the symptoms caused by histamines.

Dermatological conditions can give us all headaches, but nowadays, aesthetic medicine is enjoying an impressive evolution, making it easier to treat various skin problems. If you have been diagnosed with couperose or have specific symptoms of this condition, make an appointment at one of our clinics by calling 021 9097 or by completing the form below. contact form, and Cronos Med specialists will guide you so that you get the best care for your skin.

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