Is facial redness or visible veins on your cheeks and nose embarrassing? Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa may have the perfect solution for you.

Broken capillaries are often found on the cheeks or nose area and appear as small red or pink threads under the skin’s surface.

Signs you may have broken capillaries:

  • Visible broken red vessels on your face, neck or chest
  • Little red dots on your body
  • Rosacea and/or flushing across your cheeks, chin & nose
  • Trouble covering the redness of your cheeks with foundation when you go out
  • Port Wine Birthmark

Say goodbye to unwanted marks…

Intense pulsed light, Laser and Radio Frequency have been designed for treatment of unwanted vascular lesions in the skin using high energy light. Large areas can be treated quite quickly with minimal disturbance to the overlying tissue.

By exposing tissue to high energy light pulses and controlling the frequency and the intensity of the light pulse, specific tissues can be selected as targets. The high-energy light is converted into heat when it contacts the targeted tissue. Once the temperature reaches a high enough heat, the blood in the vascular lesion will clot and over a period of time, it will be absorbed by the surrounding tissue.

Read more about broken capillaries treatment in our FAQS below.

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Broken capillaries FAQ’s

You will first need to have a consultation and a test area treated with the Registered Nurse. A photo will be taken at this time which will display clearly the underlying vascularity and pigmentation of the face. You may return anything after 24 hours for your actual treatment.

Please arrive to your appointment without make-up.

Special eye pads will be applied to protect your eyes from the light.
Any residual makeup and oils will be wiped clean.
A layer of cold ultrasound gel will be applied to the treatment site and a small crystal will be rested on top.
Pulses of light will begin and, at the same time as the bright light, you will feel a stinging sensation similar to a rubber band flick. This sensation will be more intense in areas where the vessels are at their worst.
This will continue until the treatment area is completed.
The gel is then removed and a cool sunscreen cream is applied. If you wish, a very light coverage of Jane Iredale mineral powder or BB Cream to cover any redness is also applied at this time.

The area will be slightly reddened. This may be covered with Jane Iredale Mineral Powder powder and La Roche 50+ sunscreen. You may have some puffiness of the skin especially under the eyes. This will last for 24 – 48 hours. You may have a blister or some bruising which will resolve in a few days.

These side effects do not happen in all cases, however they can happen and it is best not to organise any official functions for the first 2 – 3 days after your procedure.

It will take six weeks before we see the end result of your treatment. The result of your treatment will depend on the severity of the vessels and the sensitivity of your tissue. Quite often only one session is necessary however if further treatment is required, then there must be at least six weeks between vascular treatments.

By this stage you will:

Need less make-up
Have a more even complexion
Likely feel more confident about your appearance

You will first need to have a consultation with Anne Talbot our Registered Nurse with 16 years experience in cosmetic medicine treatments. A photo and a test area will given. Minimal sun exposure on your skin prior to and after treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of any complications. You will be given instructions at this point as to any other preparation that may be needed prior to treatment.

Care should be taken to prevent trauma to the area for the first four to five days following treatment.
You are advised not to partake in vigorous exercise, have hot showers, saunas or drink alcohol for two days post- treatment as this can make the facial vessels dilate and all the good work has been undone.
Avoid the use of scrubs, masks, astringents, toner products during the first week. Gently pat the area dry after washing and avoid rubbing with your towel.
If stinging persists following treatment, application of a cool not frozen pack will help to soothe the skin quite quickly. Cool packs may also help to reduce swelling and bruising.
When using makeup, apply lightly and remove gently. If flaking of the skin occurs, avoid picking the scabs and keep the area moist by liberally applying moisturiser. Contact the Clinic if pain or stinging persists after the first two days.
Do not take aspirin or aspirin combinations for pain as this may increase the risk of bruising.
It is important to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun for six weeks after treatment and apply 30+ oil-free sun block to the area each day, wear a hat and any other necessary protective covering.

All laser and I.P.L. treatments are performed by Anne Talbot our Registered Nurse of 16 years experience in this field.

Costs will vary with areas being treated. They may range from $55.00 for a small area – $550.00 for a full face.

Broken Capillary Treatment, Launceston, Tasmania

For more information on Broken Capillaries, please contact our friendly team today. If you are ready for a consultation about your desired treatment or procedure please call Victoria's Cosmedi Spa today on (03) 6331 0377

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