Capillaries & Rosacea

Quick facts

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

Before and after

*Results may vary from patient to patient

Capillaries & Rosacea


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


  • What are broken capillaries?
    • 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.

  • What is rosacea?
    • Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that increases the size of the capillaries on the face. The results 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’ 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 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.

  • 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 Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast.

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

Opening hours:

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


10 Henrietta Street, Double Bay NSW 2028


1300 138 797


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


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


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


220 Ashmore Road, Benowa QLD 4217