At DermaZone, we take a holistic approach to your treatments. We are able to suggest changes to your skin care and nutrition in order to prevent reoccurrence as well as improve the results of your laser treatments.
Broken capillaries can be caused by a range of factors including sun damage, genetic pre-disposition and lifestyle. At DermaZone we have different laser systems to suit the different conditions ensuring you get the best results. e skin, more complex treatments should be carried out under medical supervision.
How does it work?
Light is absorbed by the hemoglobin (the pigment in the blood). The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the capillary without damaging the surrounding cells. The laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets only the red or blue capillaries in the top layer of the skin. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of the skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is covered. For IPL treatments, a thin layer of gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are seen with people who have lighter skin.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a ‘flick of an elastic band’. No anaesthetic is required and most clients describe the discomforts as moderate and tolerable. A colling devise is offered to reduce discomfort.
What will I see after treatment?
The capillaries will look a bit like a cat has scratched the skin. This lasts for 1-6 hours. After this there may be some gray stains left, where there were veins. This is the iron left in under the skin and the body will clean this up gradually.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and there may be swollen and raised areas but this usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
How many treatments are necessary?
This depends on the amount of veins treated and the size. Treatments are conducted every 4 to 8 weeks depending on the area being treated, until a good result is seen. The number of treatments varies, although typically 3 treatments or more are needed for optimum results.
How long does treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and up to 1 hour per area, depending upon the size of area being treated.
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