Lasers & Lights – Facial Capillaries & Rosacea

Facial redness (Rosacea) and broken capillaries (Spider veins) are a common result of sun damage, genetic predisposition and natural aging.

Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments work by selectively targeting and delivering strong bursts of light to the problem areas in the skin. In the case of fine capillaries, this causes them to coagulate and disappear.

As undesirable vessels occur at different depths in the skin, simply using an IPL machine will not give the best results. This is especially so when treating extensive vessels on the face after irradiation or in patients with acne rosacea. However, by using multiple different laser platforms and choosing the correct wavelength as well as power, we can improve redness from vessels present at various depths in the skin.

These lasers are used to treat face veins as well as leg veins.
We use the following lasers to achieve these results:

Syneron IPL laser
Alma Nd:YAG long pulse laser
Varilite 940 nm long pulse laser
Diolite 532 laser for superficial veins
Alma Harmony 540 nm laser
Alma Harmony 570 nm laser

Treatment with these various lasers:

Combinations of these laser platforms are used for treatment caused by sun damage, facial capillaries, redness, pigmentation and general skin rejuvenation. The treatments also improve the general skin texture as an added value – with reduction in pore size.

For Nd:YAG Laser treatment of leg veins, please click here.

Which body areas can be treated?

Any area of the body can be treated including the neck, chest and hands. Finally a safe effective treatment that can treat sun damaged hands necks and chests, removing sun damage, broken capillaries and brown age spots.

The treatments are very quick, safe and highly effective with minimal downtime. In contrast to other technology (i.e. IPL) fewer treatments are required (2-3 compared with 5-6). The treatments are much less painful due to the physics of the machine as well as the sapphire cooling plate that cools the skin while the treatments are performed. This not only minimizes discomfort but also allows higher energies to be used and therefore greater results. The cooling mechanism combined with the variable pulse width and energy means we can also customize the treatments to suit and treat all skin types. Other technology does not allow as much variability in the settings of the machines and therefore are not necessarily suited to treating a wide variety of skin types.

What does the laser treatment feel like?

The treatment lasts anywhere between 10 -20 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated (10 minutes for a face, 15-20 for face neck and chest). After the treatment the skin feels a little warm and ice packs are applied for 15-20 minutes. The warm feeling is usually gone after 30 minutes. At this point the skin is a little red, the majority of the redness is gone by the next day. Mineral makeup can be worn straight away. The brown spots and pigmentation go darker and gradually fade out of the skin over a week. There is no breaking or peeling of the skin. Treatments are performed 3-4 weeks apart.

Are you able to treat Rosacea?

By combining several modalities, we can get a very nice improvement in acne rosacea.   Not only does it improve the look of the skin by removing the redness and capillaries, it also reduces the sensitivity of the skin that many rosacea patients suffer from.

People with rosacea and redness prone skin usually have 4-5 treatments a month apart.


Please come and see us so we can examine your skin changes and show you what can be done:

(801) 413-3599 (phone/text)
E: in**@pa*****************.com

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