Treating Facial Veins and Capillaries
Sep 24, 2012
Those pesky red blood vessels on the face are usually capillaries, and the thinner bluish ones are veins. If you have intermittent flushing, rosacea associated redness, or brown spots also, IPL (intense pulsed light) laser is the best choice for treating these. It will get a nice result with 3-4 treatments for all of these problems and build a little collagen too.
If you just have red blood vessels in a specific spot like a cluster on the cheek or around the nose, then PDL (pulsed dye laser) can be a good best choice also. Our office and many others also use the Nd:YAG laser on the larger vessels around the nose for example. We often combine the IPL with the Nd:YAG for a better result on the larger vessels. KTP is sometimes used as well but if the operator isn't careful it can leave little divots or grooves, so I don't usually recommend it.
What is the best laser for scars - especially raised scars? Fat transfer or other fillers gone terribly wrong - is there any way to fix this? Whitish blotches on the body - what are these?? Sun spots and Asian skin. What works best?? Are snail mucous creams beneficial in skin? It seems like my skincare products are making me worse! The best current skincare regimen for pigment problems (hydroquinone free).