Rosacea and Broken Capillaries a.k.a telangiectasia can be treated with lasers to improve skin complexion
Treated via Laser (Broad Band Light BBL)
The laser beam destroys the broken blood vessels
Minimal discomfort during treatment
Sun-burnt appearance for 24 -48 hours post treatment
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
*Results may vary from patient to patient
Capillaries & Rosacea treatment prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.
As a guide:
Broken capillaries or Telangiectasia, are a common facial skin conditions for which patients seek treatment and are a result of broken blood vessels becoming visibly prominent on the skins 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, certain autoimmune diseases and it is sometimes hereditary. In many cases, the exact cause is unknown.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that increases the size of the capillaries on the face. The results is a red, flushed appearance.
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.
There is minimal discomfort when performing this procedure and no anaesthetic is needed. The laser pulses feel like little ‘snaps’ 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.
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.
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 best results.
You may need 3 – 4 treatments (1 month apart) for best results.
To maintain the results a sunscreen needs to be applied daily.
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.
Your initial Capillaries and Rosacea consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast.
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