Broken Capillary Removal

What is IPL?

IPL technology is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin imperfections which includes broken capillaries and redness. It offers a safe non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction. This new technology is called Photo-rejuvenation and it improves both the superficial and deeper skin layers and rejuvenates the skin, while at the same time delivering beneficial thermal energy to deep tissue. With full face treatments your result will be a firmer, smoother revitalized skin.

How is the Photo-rejuvenation procedure performed?

After any necessary cleansing of the skin you will be given dark glasses to wear to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth surface of the IPL hand-piece is gently applied to your skin and through which pulses of light are emitted. You will feel a slight and sometimes uncomfortable sting as the pulses move over the area we are treating. Depending on the size of the area, it may take 5-20 minutes per treatment.

Why are multiple treatments necessary?

Depending on the severity of the problem, 1-3 treatment sessions may be recommended, however excellent results can be expected from just one treatment. We prefer you not to exercise 24 hours before or after your treatment. You can return to work the next day and resume all your normal activities however in some cases of excessive sun damage and if you are having a half or full face treatment you may have some swelling for about 3 days after treatment. Immediately after the treatment we recommend you go home and relax with cool compresses on the skin for at least a couple of hours. The skin may even swell the following day and cold cloths may be needed for your comfort. There is no swelling if you are only having a couple of age spots done.

How does IPL treat broken capillaries and redness?

The face has an extreme network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time ageing, trauma, sun exposure and certain lifestyle factors cause a number of them to break, appearing as red streaks or blotches on the face. The IPL works by heating the broken capillaries and vascular lesions to the point of destruction. As blood can no longer circulate it ceases to colour the capillaries. After the treatment the broken capillaries are re-absorbed by the body within a few days. There is no damage to the surrounding tissue and after 2-4 treatments, depending on the severity of the condition, you can expect virtually all traces of veins to be removed. For any stubborn veins it is best to do the treatments one or two weeks apart as the vein walls weaken with each treatment. You may feel a little sun burnt immediately after your treatment and have mild redness for a couple of hours.

How does IPL work for Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin ailment that leaves people red faced from the dilated blood vessels and chronic flushing. Rosacea can also cause blisters or pimples on the nose and cheeks. IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels and redness while greatly reducing the episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness.

Do I need a test patch and who does my Intense Pulse Light Treatment?

In some cases yes, you do need a test patch and there is no charge for this or your consultation. Our fully trained Intense Pulse Light Skin Rejuvenation Therapist Di will do both your consultation and treatment. She is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The IPL treatment to remove broken capillaries works brilliantly on the -

  • Face
  • Chest

Who can have IPL treatments done?

Any man or woman with fair to medium complexion. You must not have any fake tan on the skin and preferably have little to no sun tan at all.

Which Intense Pulse Light machine is used to these procedures?

With over 25 years in Charlestown treating all types of hair and advanced skin problems, our reputation is paramount to us. Therefore we proudly use state of the art Multilux IPL for all Photo-rejuvenation treatments.

Broken Capillaries Price

To treat the full face it is $350.

Smaller areas will be charged according to the size or amount of broken capillaries. In cases of smaller, finer veins, Diathermy may be the best choice of treatment.

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