Laser Removal of Capillaries

Laser removal of capillaries

The most effective methods of reducing or eliminating unsightly or surface veins on the face, chest and neck are vascular laser.

How do these treatments work?
The laser is a High intensity light which is focused selectively on unwanted blood vessels (‘surface capillaries’) on the face, neck and chest.

The laser light passes through the skin without altering the skin surface and selectively removes blood vessels, returning the skin to its original appearance.

What does the treatment involve?
Eye shields are used during this treatment and ultrasound gel is applied to the area to be treated. The laser pulses produce a stinging sensation. Most people are happy to have the treatment without anaesthetic, but a local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the skin 15 minutes before treatment if the patient chooses.

For facial capillaries, two or three treatments are required about min one month apart. For extensive lesions, such as vascular birthmarks, more treatments are required to achieve optimal results. As the skin on the neck is more sensitive, it is necessary to use less laser energy. This means that between two and five treatments are required, spaced about six weeks apart.

After treatment, the area is a little puffy and red, generally settling over a few hours. In some people, a slight swelling persists for several days. Ice packs are applied immediately after treatment. This helps reduce swelling and soothes the skin. Make-up can be applied immediately.

 

If you would like more information about this treatment, please call the clinic on 02 9477 1661 and make an appointment.