Capillaries are tiny blood vessels connected to veins and arteries in the body that are responsible for blood circulation in the face. When a capillary is broken or dilated, it has ruptured beneath the surface of the skin and therefore becomes visible to the naked eye.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is one of the safest and most effective non-surgical ways to remove broken vessels.
The device applies smart technology using set wavelengths that are attracted to haemoglobin (red blood cells/vessels) in the skin. Once the IPL light energy has entered the chromophore (blood vessel), it is then shut off and the body then destroys and digests the damaged cells. As not all blood vessels will be at the same breaking point, numerous treatments may be necessary.
The skin is prepped before the device is gently placed over the vessel being treated. Some mild heat can be felt during this procedure, however this treatment is virtually pain free and requires little to no downtime.
Some slight redness may occur usually lasting for 5-20 minutes. It is also very common for patient to experience some blanching, where an instant result of shut down vessels can be seen as "white patch" against a red complexion where the blood vessels have becomes less active. This usually evens out after 1-24 hours.
1-3 treatments are recommended every 4 weeks, however this can vary person to person. Maintenance treatments may also be required. This depends on the skin integrity and how the patient looks after their skin post treatment to maintain results. Minimising triggers will enhance the longevity of results and reduce reoccurrence.
For more information and to discuss if this treatment is best suited for your skin concerns, book in your skin consultation today!
*Prices may vary depending on size of area
Give us a call to arrange a consultation and let us tailor a treatment plan that best suits your skin concerns. Please note, New patients require a consultation prior to their treatment.
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