Laserplast
Teleangiectasie (capillaries) on the face
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The presence of visible capillaries on the face and the alar segments of the nose is a very common problem. These imperfections may be associated with acne rosacea but, sometimes, the problem is sporadic, isolated, and cannot be associated with other symptoms of this condition. Laser technology is the only one recognised today as being able to resolve this problem. The energy emitted impacts the blood circulating in these tiny blood vessels and causes it to coagulate. The diameter of the dilated vessels and their depth in the skin can be very variable, and so the wavelengths used can also vary. IPL technology can be used or, in cases of larger diameter vessels, an Nd:YAG long pulse laser.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
4th generation Ipl, 3rd generation IPL, 2nd generation IPL, Nd:YAG laser
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
Around 20 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
1-4 (depending on the severity and extent of the problem)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS(ALSO TEMPORARY
Redness (several hours), swelling for several days (if treatment is around the eyelids), rarely bruising (sometimes desirable) lasting up to 1 week
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers, apply SPF 50+ sun protection for at least 15 days before the first treatment
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment