Capillaries & Rosacea Treatments – Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide & Gold Coast
Redness and broken capillaries or Telangiectasia can be treated with lasers to reveal a more even toned complexion.
Quick facts about Capillaries & Rosacea Treatments
- Redness of the face can be treated with Laser Treatments (Broad Band Light BBL)
- The laser beam destroys the broken blood vessels
- The Laser Treatment involves minimal discomfort
- Patients usually need 2 to 3 treatments 1 month apart, for optimal results
- You may look sun-burnt for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment
- You will have to avoid the sun for 24 hours after the treament
- The cost of each treatment is between $300 – $500.
What are capillaries?
Broken capillaries or telangiectasia, are one of the most common facial skin conditions for which patients seek treatment. These unsightly dilated blood vessels are seen almost exclusively in patients with fair skin. Contrary to popular opinion, facial telangiectasia is not associated with alcohol abuse and is most often associated 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.
How are capillaries and redness treated?
At Cosmos Clinic a 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.
Does laser treatments for capillaries hurt?
No anaesthesia is needed for treatment of facial telangiectasia – 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. You may be red for 24-48 hours after the treatment however you can apply make up during this time.
How many laser treatments will I need?
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 (a month apart) for best results. To maintain the results a sunscreen needs to be applied daily.
How effective is laser for redness and capillaries?
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.
How much does BBL laser for redness and capillaries cost?
As a general guide, the cost to treat the cheeks and nose is $300, the cost for the full face is $500. You generally will need 3 treatments spaced a month apart. You can purchase a package of 3 full face treatments for $1000.
Treatment locations for redness and capillaries
Your initial capillaries and rosacea treatment consultation can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Double Bay – Sydney, Deakin – Canberra or North Adelaide – Adelaide.