Dilated capillaries removal is required primarily for aesthetic reasons. Dilated capillaries are a common problem that appears on the nose, cheeks, décolletage and other parts of the skin. These are permanently enlarged small blood vessels in the form of linear, reticular red-purple changes. They are most often the result of chronic sun exposure or traumatic damage, but genetic predisposition plays a major role in their occurrence.
Dilated capillaries removal
VBeam laser is the gold standard for removing dilated capillaries on the face, spider-like angiomas, venules as well as haemangiomas – Port-wine stains. Laser treatment allows closing the capillaries even after just one treatment. In larger, more numerous capillaries, it is necessary to perform 2 to 3 treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results.
How does VBeam laser work for capillaries removal?
Candela VBeam laser – Pulsed Dye Laser emits light beams at a wavelength of 595 nm, which hit the red pigment – oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels. In this way, the laser beam selectively destroys and closes the dilated capillary without damaging the surrounding tissue.
VBeam laser is equipped with a dynamic skin cooling system, which fires a stream of cryogen together with the laser beam and cools the skin thus preventing its damage. Such laser treatment is very simple and safe, so it is used to remove haemangiomas – Porto-wine stains in children over one year of age.
With its light beam, the VBeam laser stimulates the production of skin collagen which supports the capillary walls with its fibres. In this way, the laser treatment achieves an anti-aging effect and stimulates regeneration of shallower scars on the skin.
What does the skin look like after VBeam laser treatment?
After the treatment, redness is present on the skin for 2 to 3 days. Slight swelling may occur which is relieved by icing. By applying stronger pulse energy, the capillaries close more efficiently, but small circular, blue-purple patches can appear, which completely disappear in 6 to 7 days. Make-up may be applied to treated areas, and UV protection is advised. The treatment can be repeated after 4 to 6 weeks if needed.
Removal of capillaries on the legs
Today, almost 35% of women have small linear and spider-like, purple dilatations of capillaries, venules and arterioles on the legs. Smaller and shorter capillaries with a diameter of 0.05-0.5 mm can be successfully closed using lasers. Complete closure can be achieved even after the first treatment.
Redness, slight swelling and mild pain may appear on the legs after laser removal of dilated capillaries. Transient hyperpigmentation, which disappears in 6 weeks, is also possible. Sun protection is recommended for 2 months after the treatment. However, larger, longer and reticular capillaries in the legs are effectively removed only by sclerotherapy.