Rosacea / Facial Veins
– Facial Telangiectasia –
Dilated Capillaries (also referred to as ‘broken capillaries’, or ‘broken blood vessels’)
Appear as red or pink thread-like lines, usually less than 0.2 millimeters in width
When a large number of capillaries are clustered together they may have the appearance of a red patch or a bruise that never disappears.
Besides the legs, dilated capillaries are often seen on the face and nose.
– How does treatment work?-
-Laser can effectively treat cherry angiomas, spider veins and dilated capillaries.
-Benefits: Easy, fast, effective.
-Uses a focused beam of light targeted to pigment in the blood
-Heats up the vein to destroy it without effecting nearby tissue.
-Heat generated coagulates the blood in the vessel causing it to collapse and seal
-Over 4-6 wks blood from cherry Angioma facial or spider vein is reabsorbed by the body.
– What are they? –
Appear deep red, blue or purple and lay flat on the skin
Enlarged veins less than 3 millimeters in width.
Veins < 3mm in size are treatable