Broken capillaries often occur when the skin texture becomes uneven. Aging, damaged skin often becomes brittle, and the tiny veins that feed the skin cells can split into smaller capillaries. The result is a spider vein appearance that is similar to varicose veins. Resurfacing the skin often does not correct this problem. Laser treatment is usually the ideal option.
The KTP laser is a specialized instrument that delivers the exact wavelength of monochromatic light to capillary tissue. This heats up and closes off the blood flow. We encourage those who are seeking a permanent fix for broken capillaries – especially those that occur on the face – to consider this effective treatment.
The Treatment Procedure
Before choosing this type of treatment, we encourage individuals to consult with us so that we can observe the affected area closely and determine whether a laser procedure is likely to bring about the desired results.
Most often, we perform this type of treatment on the facial area. Broken capillaries often occur on the sides of the nose or on the center of the cheek area.
The procedure may begin with a cleansing of the skin surface above the broken capillaries. We program the laser to target the tiny capillaries. Each burst may last only a fraction of a second, and the adjacent tissue is not affected. The patient may feel a tiny sting. Treatment time may vary.
We may recommend wearing bandages for a day or so after the laser treatment is completed. We may prescribe a moisturizing salve or lotion. It is best to keep the treated area shaded from direct sunlight for several days after the procedure is complete.
The process of capillary closure continues as the body begins to build up tissue around the tiny blood vessel. The healing continues for several weeks.
Benefits of KTP Laser Treatment
Targeted heat treatment is usually the best option because the energy needs to be delivered below the skin layers.
A laser treatment is often permanent, with the broken capillaries closed off for good. Although it takes time for the affected area to completely heal, a secondary treatment procedure may not be necessary.
To see if you are an ideal candidate for KTP laser treatment, contact MacMed today to schedule a consultation. This cosmetic procedure may be effective for all skin types, and the long-term positive results are what make it a popular choice for mature adults with broken capillaries.
We are located in the Milford, MA area, and we look forward to speaking with you.