Facial redness, flushing and broken capillaries are increasingly common skin concerns for many – especially for those suffer from inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea. Often anyone suffering with facial redness will also notice small spider like veins on the surface of the skin, typically across the cheeks, nose and chin, these blood vessels are tiny capillaries near the skin’s surface that have broken after being overworked and dilating too much and often become progressively worse with time.
Here at DD Clinical we offer a fast, effective and safe solution to remove these thread veins and reduce facial redness. Using the Harmony XL Pro laser and most up-to-date AFT technology; this fourth generation IPL laser treatment penetrates deep into the skin, shattering and destroying the broken capillaries. It takes just 30 minutes, and does not either require anaesthetic. Leaving a clearer complexion and significantly reduced facial redness.
Read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below. Or, book a consultation with one of our specialists and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.
Stimulation of capillaries causes constant dilating and contracting and, with over-stimulation, can these capillaires eventually break, as the vessels are thin and fragile. This mean that redness and inflammation is not a readily controlled. This is much like if you were to continually stretch an elastic band – eventually, over time, it would just snap. This can occur naturally; however, there are numerous factors that can contribute to increased damage to your capillaries, including:
Additional lifestyle factors include:
To tackle the issue of broken blood vessels, we use DYE -VL technology; this is a fourth generation IPL laser treatment that penetrates deep into the skin. This Dye-VL light treatment is attracted to the broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin causing coagulation of the vessel and destroying the broken capillaries. These broken capillaries are then removed by the body’s lymphatic system, leaving a more clear and flawless complexion.
Prior to any laser treatment a consultation and patch test will need to be carried out to ensure suitability of treatment.
On the day of treatment no numbing or anaesthetic is required so your laser specialist will sterilise the area and apply a cooling gel. The laser will then be moved over the skin targeting all areas of redness.
This powerful and effective laser takes just 30 minutes, and does not either require anaesthetic or, unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing, burn the skin’s outer layer. As a result, redness and downtime are minimised.
The areas that the Harmony Dye-VL can treat include:
Indications for treatment include:
We usually recommend 3 treatments at 4 week intervals. We also recommend, to complement your skin health, gentle home care products containing key soothing ingredients to help minimise redness and strengthen capillary walls.
Usually after treatment there can be some localised swelling in the area including the eye area and and this can often be worse in the mornings for the next few days.
You will notice the darkening of thread veins and pigment spots. This is completely normal and will subside in a few days. This is actually a sign that the treatment has been vert effective.
Prices from: £75 – £250
Please note additional saving can be made when purchasing a course of treatment.
We offer complimentary consultations in advance of all procedures during which all prices will be discussed prior to treatment.
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*Results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.