Facial telangiectasia (broken vessels) often develops with sun damage and in rosacea. Fortunately they are readily treatable. As shown in the photographs below – large defined blood vessels on the face can usually be effectively, safely and comfortably removed with 1-2 treatments with vascular laser. There is minimal downtime, with just minor redness for 1-2 days. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately.
Background erythema (general skin redness) and tiny blood vessels that are common in rosacea and sun damage can also be readily treated. A combination of intense pulse light (IPL) and vascular laser are used for background erythema, and vascular laser for individual larger vessels. Some redness and swelling are expected on the day of treatment which then resolves. A few treatments are usually required for apparent improvement of background redness.