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Facial Capillaries

Looking in the mirror, do you notice networks of small red or bluish lines under your skin? These blood vessels, called facial capillaries, are especially noticeable around the nose area.

You may even see small, spider-shaped bursts of blood vessels or have dots of red color on your face and body.

You’re not alone, these red dots affect millions of people. Although they may not be harmful, most patients want to eliminate these little distractions and let their natural beauty shine.

Understanding Facial Capillaries

Facial capillaries, those small red or purple visible veins, often appear on the skin’s surface due to various factors including sun exposure, aging, genetics, rosacea, and environmental influences.

These capillaries are typically most noticeable on the cheeks, nose, chin, and around the eyes, where the skin is thinner and more delicate.

Laser Treatment for Facial Capillaries

Laser treatment for facial capillaries involves using laser light to target and destroy the blood vessels responsible for capillaries selectively. The type of laser used only works on the treatment area and does not harm the surrounding tissue.

Commonly used lasers include pulsed dye lasers (PDL), Nd:YAG lasers, and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices. Each type effectively addresses vascular lesions by heating and eliminating the unwanted veins.

Benefits of Laser Treatment for Facial Capillaries

Laser therapy offers a convenient way of treating facial capillaries. It is a non-invasive treatment that does not require a downtime or recovery period and is safe for all skin types.

Laser treatment for facial capillaries only takes 15 minutes. Results are immediately visible after the treatment and will continue to improve until two to four weeks.

What to Expect During Your Laser Treatment for Facial Capillaries

The laser treatment begins with an initial consultation and thorough skin assessment to determine the most appropriate treatment plan. Once the treatment plan is finalized, our team will provide special instructions to help you prepare before your appointment.

During the treatment, targeted laser energy is applied to the affected areas. The device will be moved across the skin until all facial capillaries receive light pulses. These light pulses will feel like a rubber band snapping on your skin.

Recovery and Post-treatment Care

Following laser therapy, it is expected to experience some redness, swelling, and mild discomfort. These symptoms only last for five to seven days.

Since the treatment uses light energy, it is highly recommended to protect your skin from the sun at all times. Avoid extreme temperatures, hot showers, and saunas for at least a week after a laser treatment for facial capillaries.

The entire process from initial meeting through post op was handled in a friendly and professional manner and I would highly recommend Dr. Prasad for any procedure.”*

Individual results may vary

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Causes Facial Capillaries?

    The leading cause of these red blotches is genetics, as they run in families. Sun damage that occurred earlier in life could be a factor in the appearance of these red facial capillaries.

    Other causes are the same as for rosacea: hot spicy foods, alcohol and hot beverages, certain cheeses, and different environments can be impactful. These facial capillaries are more dominant in fair-skinned individuals.

  • What Are Some Ways Of Treating Facial Capillaries?

    Once facial capillaries develop, there is no way to diminish them permanently. However, they can dissipate safely with laser treatment.

    The laser uses intense, pulsating beams of light that target the damaged vessels under the skin’s surface and blast them into nonexistence.

    Another method for treating facial capillaries is FotoFacial, which utilizes intense pulsed light and radio frequency energy to achieve results gently, and with minimal discomfort.

    Treatment options will depend on the nature and severity of the patient’s capillaries and spider veins.

  • What Type Of Laser Do You Use, And How Does It Work?

    Laser Esthetica uses the DioLite pulse dye laser to remove spider veins, cherry angiomas, age spots, and freckles.

    The DioLite laser generates an intense beam of light absorbed by your red blood cells, destroying them and leaving healthy skin cells intact. The laser targets the specific treatment area, making the procedure simple.

  • How Many Treatments Does It Take?

    Most patients need two to four treatments to get the desired results, with one treatment every four to eight weeks.

    Most sessions only last about 10-15 minutes, occasionally longer sessions are required depending on the area of your face affected and the amount of damage to be repaired.

  • How Permanent Are The Results?

    For people who have developed facial capillaries, most will find that new ones appear throughout their lives.

    Using preventative measures such as sun protection, treatment of underlying conditions like rosacea, and changing any habits that may have contributed to the initial problems could help prevent or minimize their recurrence.

    However, periodic maintenance treatments once a year or so will probably be needed despite how well the procedure is performed or how carefully you protect your skin.

Schedule Your Consultation

To get rid of facial capillaries and explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with our experienced providers at Laser Esthetica.

Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Nalini Prasad to see if you are a good candidate.





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    *Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Nalini Prasad to see if you are a good candidate.