Capillaries & Rosacea

Capillaries & Rosacea Quick facts

Rosacea and Broken Capillaries (also known as telangiectasia) are a condition characterised by facial redness, dilated blood cells, red blemishes and ‘spider veins’. It is a common skin concern that can be effectively treated with laser treatments. By using laser therapy, we can treat visible blood vessels, flare ups, diffuse redness and improve one’s skin complexion.

  • Treated via a laser known as Broad Band Light (which is virtually identical to an IPL laser)

  • The laser beam destroys the broken blood vessels

  • Minimal discomfort during treatment

  • You will have some redness for 24 -48 hours post treatment (similar to the look of sun damage or a sunburn)

  • 2 – 3 treatments, 1 month apart for optimal results

  • Cost is between $300 – $500 per treatment

  • *Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

Up to 30 minutes

Costs from $300 - $500 per treatment

Optimal results after 2-3 treatments

Capillaries & Rosacea Before and after

*Results may vary from patient to patient

Capillaries & Rosacea

Capillaries & Rosacea Costs

Capillaries & Rosacea treatment prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.

As a guide:

  • Prices start from $300 per treatment for cheeks and nose
  • Prices start from $500 per treatment for full face
  • Package discounts available
  • Initial consultation is between $150 - $220

FAQS

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  • What are broken capillaries?
    • Broken capillaries, or Telangiectasia, are a common facial skin condition which patients seek treatment for. the condition occurs as a result of broken blood vessels becoming visibly prominent on the skin’s surface . These dilated blood vessels are seen almost exclusively in patients with fair skin.

      Contrary to popular opinion, facial telangiectasia is not associated with alcohol abuse, but instead with chronic sun exposure, rosacea, overuse of cortisone creams, and certain autoimmune diseases. In many cases, the exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to be hereditary.

  • What is rosacea?
    • Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that increases the size of the capillaries on the face. The result is a red, flushed appearance.

  • The Procedure. What does it involve?
    • At Cosmos Clinic, Sciton BBL Laser is used to remove the broken capillaries with minimal downtime. The laser emits a light which is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood. The blood absorbs the laser energy more than the surrounding tissue and therefore the blood vessel can be selectively clotted without causing damage to the skin.

  • Will I experience any pain?
    • There is minimal discomfort when performing this procedure and no anaesthetic is needed. The laser pulses feel like little ‘snaps’ (similar to a pulsed dye laser) and can be easily tolerated by most patients.

      In most cases, a transparent cooling gel is used on the skin to increase comfort and decrease superficial blistering.

  • What can I expect after the procedure?
    • Treatment is a walk in, walk out procedure. You may be red for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment however you can apply make up during this time.

  • Results. What and when can I expect them?
    • In some cases (especially in larger, high flow Telangiectasia around the nose) there may be an improvement instead of complete resolution after the initial treatment. It is much safer to re-treat than to run the risk of scarring. Anticipate a re-treatment about a month after the initial treatment for the best results.

      You may need 3 – 4 treatments (1 month apart) for best results.

      To maintain the results, sunscreen and skin care with SPF needs to be applied daily. It is also important to avoid direct sunlight a few days post the treatment and to be cautious of extreme temperatures and environmental factors.

      Treating the skin with the Sciton BBL Laser for redness will result in a marked improvement in the appearance of overall redness, visible capillaries and deliver a more even skin tone.

  • Which clinics can I undertake the procedure?
    • Your initial Capillaries and Rosacea consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia. We have practices in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

  • What are broken capillaries?
    • Broken capillaries, or Telangiectasia, are a common facial skin condition which patients seek treatment for. the condition occurs as a result of broken blood vessels becoming visibly prominent on the skin’s surface . These dilated blood vessels are seen almost exclusively in patients with fair skin.

      Contrary to popular opinion, facial telangiectasia is not associated with alcohol abuse, but instead with chronic sun exposure, rosacea, overuse of cortisone creams, and certain autoimmune diseases. In many cases, the exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to be hereditary.

  • What is rosacea?
    • Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that increases the size of the capillaries on the face. The result is a red, flushed appearance.

  • The Procedure. What does it involve?
    • At Cosmos Clinic, Sciton BBL Laser is used to remove the broken capillaries with minimal downtime. The laser emits a light which is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood. The blood absorbs the laser energy more than the surrounding tissue and therefore the blood vessel can be selectively clotted without causing damage to the skin.

  • Will I experience any pain?
    • There is minimal discomfort when performing this procedure and no anaesthetic is needed. The laser pulses feel like little ‘snaps’ (similar to a pulsed dye laser) and can be easily tolerated by most patients.

      In most cases, a transparent cooling gel is used on the skin to increase comfort and decrease superficial blistering.

  • What can I expect after the procedure?
    • Treatment is a walk in, walk out procedure. You may be red for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment however you can apply make up during this time.

  • Results. What and when can I expect them?
    • In some cases (especially in larger, high flow Telangiectasia around the nose) there may be an improvement instead of complete resolution after the initial treatment. It is much safer to re-treat than to run the risk of scarring. Anticipate a re-treatment about a month after the initial treatment for the best results.

      You may need 3 – 4 treatments (1 month apart) for best results.

      To maintain the results, sunscreen and skin care with SPF needs to be applied daily. It is also important to avoid direct sunlight a few days post the treatment and to be cautious of extreme temperatures and environmental factors.

      Treating the skin with the Sciton BBL Laser for redness will result in a marked improvement in the appearance of overall redness, visible capillaries and deliver a more even skin tone.

  • Which clinics can I undertake the procedure?
    • Your initial Capillaries and Rosacea consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia. We have practices in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

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Sydney . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Visiting

10 Henrietta Street, Double Bay NSW 2028

Contact

info@cosmosclinic.com.au

1300 138 797

 

Parking
Cosmopolitan Centre: 22 Knox Street, Double Bay

1-13 Cross Street, Double Bay

2P parking available in surrounding area

Adelaide . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Mon: 9am-5pm. Tue: 10am-6pm. Wed-Fri: 9am-5pm

Visiting

163 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Canberra . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: By Appointment

Visiting

Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2, 70 Kent St, Deakin ACT 2600

Gold Coast . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Visiting

220 Ashmore Road, Benowa QLD 4217