Have you noticed a surfacing of tiny red dots on your skin? You are probably looking at evidence of broken capillaries. Broken capillaries are common and often seen on your chin, nose, and cheeks. Tiny broken capillaries happen for many different reasons but are not dangerous or health threats but look unsightly. You can reduce the appearance of broken reddish dots or clusters on your skin quickly by Capillary Laser Treatment.
What are Capillaries?
The minuscule blood vessels in the body are called capillaries. They are about the width of a piece of hair and one cell in size. These minuscule tubes transport oxygen and other essential nutrients throughout the body. Capillaries are so delicate that the ones just beneath the surface of your skin are sensitive to the environment or even internal factors.
UV exposure, extreme temperature changes, windburn are just a few environmental factors that cause broken capillaries. Lifestyle habits like popping pimples with fingernails, excessive drinking, and smoking also lead to broken capillaries.
Genetics, aging, trauma, medications, hormones, and medical conditions can lead to broken capillaries, and if that’s not bad enough, if you are fair-skinned and have sensitive skin, you may be most susceptible to broken capillaries.
When tiny capillaries are exposed to many of the above factors, they dilate, and inflammation causes them to burst. You may notice a micro red dot on your skin’s surface, but it isn’t painful. Sadly, once the blood vessel has burst, nothing can fix it. You skin around the capillary is flooded with blood that shows on the surface of your skin as reddish blemishes. But, with treatment, hairline blood vessels and broken capillaries can be removed from beneath your skin.
Laser Treatment for Broken Capillaries
Laser technology is almost magical when used to treat broken capillaries. When laser energy targets the broken capillary, hemoglobin absorbs the energy, breaking the blood vessel apart. Often the capillary dissolves right away, but it might take time for the vein to dissolve completely.
Laser treatment for broken capillaries is quick and lasts only a few minutes. You can put on makeup or go about your regular duties almost immediately after treatment. You may, however, want to ice the area for the first 30 minutes after treatment. Treatment varies with each patient, but you can expect 1-3 treatments with 30 days between treatments.
Types of Lasers
One excellent laser device used by Bella Medspa is the Gentle YAG by Candela. This laser is considered safe and effective, non-invasive, and targets the reddish color in surface blood vessels. This laser is the only 106 nm laser using a dynamic cooling device to cool and protect your skin during treatments. Dynamic cooling maximizes patient comfort and protects your skin by using a shot of cryogen to the skin just before each laser pulse.
Professionals use the Gentle YAG Laser by Candela for many applications. Some of these include:
- Vascular anomalies, including damaged capillaries
- Body contouring
- Hair removal
- Skin rejuvenation
- Acne treatments
- Leg veins
- Sun-damaged skin
- Cellulite reduction
- Wrinkle reduction
This laser treats skincare problems related to blood vessels like broken capillaries and rosacea plus treats acne, pigmented scars, pigmented lesions, and wrinkles. The laser is so safe it has even been used on children to treat port-wine stains.
Candela’s laser treats background redness plus broken capillaries on the cheeks, chin, and nose. After the treatment, expect some redness, possible bruising, and swelling for several days. Do not take aspirin or NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Aleve, or Celebrex for a least one week before your treatment, and do not use blood thinner before or after this procedure.
Laser treatment times can vary depending on the condition being treated, the severity, and the patient’s response. Skin tone also plays a part in the time it takes the laser treatments. The Gentle YAG laser can be used on all skin types. Your provider selects wavelengths set for lighter or darker skin tones.
Reviews of the laser indicate that treatments are relatively painless, quick, and some of the most recommended lasers on the market. Before you seek treatment for your broken capillaries or redness on your skin, contact Bella Med Spa in Clarksville, TN, at 931-245-0500.