Capillaries & Rosacea

Rosacea and Broken Capillaries (also known as telangiectasia) is 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 remove visible blood vessels, flare ups, diffuse redness and improve one’s skin complexion.

The Treatment

Treated via a laser known as Broad Band Light, the laser beam destroys the broken blood vessels. Minimal discomfort during the treatment. You will have some redness for 24 – 48 hours post treatment (similar to the look of a sunburn).

The Results

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.

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from patient to patient.

The Costs

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

  • Prices start from $250 per treatment for cheeks and nose
  • Prices start from $350 per treatment for full face
  • Package discounts available
  • Initial consultation is between $120 – 150
Up To 30 Minutes
Costs From $250 - $500 Per Treatment
Optimal Results After 2 - 3 Treatments

*Results may vary from patient to patient.
**All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.

Capillaries & Rosacea Videos

Laser treatment for redness and pigmentation by Laura Naughton - Cosmos Clinic
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Broadband Light (BBL) for Skin Pigmentation & Sun Damage // BTS TREATMENT
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BBL Broadband Light Rosacea
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Top Capillaries & Rosacea Questions


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.


At which clinic 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.


Clinic Locations

Come visit for a consultation
Sydney

10 Henrietta Street

Double Bay NSW 2028

Monday to Saturday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Adelaide

163 Archer Street

North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Monday

9am - 5pm

Tuesday

10am - 6pm

Wednesday to Friday

9am - 5pm

Canberra

Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2

70 Kent Street, Deakin ACT 2600

Monday to Friday

9am - 5:30pm

Saturday

By Appointment

Gold Coast

220 Ashmore Road

Benowa QLD 4217

Monday to Friday

9am - 5pm