When you look in the mirror, is your eye immediately drawn to networks of small red or bluish lines under your skin? These are blood vessels, especially seen around the nose area, called facial capillaries. You may even see small spider shaped bursts of blood vessels or have “polka dots” of red color on your face and body. These red blotches affect millions of people. Although they are not medical emergencies, most of our patients would like to be rid of these unsightly and sometimes embarrassing distractions to their natural beauty.
What are facial capillaries?
Facial capillaries are visible blood vessels on your face.
What treatments are available to treat facial spider veins?
The latest on-site laser is the DioLite™, a laser specifically designed to remove spider veins, age spots and freckles.
How does the DioLite™ work?
The DioLite™ laser generates an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the red blood cells in vascular lesions and spider veins. The laser heats up these cells and destroys them, but leaves healthy skin cells intact. The procedure is simple and straightforward, and the use of the DioLite™ laser allows the specific treatment area to be tightly targeted.
What is another method of treatment for facial capillaries?
FotoFacial™ is another method for treating facial capillaries. Although FotoFacial™ utilizes intense pulsed light and radio frequency energy, the treatment itself is gentle, and discomfort is minimal.
Treatment options will depend on the nature and severity of the capillaries and spider veins.
At Laser Esthetica, a personal consultation with Dr. Prasad and her staff will determine the best course of treatment for your situation.