Dilated Capillaries are the smallest, finest blood vessels in our body, responsible for microcirculation. They are grouped together in capillary beds, or clusters of capillaries. It is suggested that both spider veins and dilated capillaries appear as a result of poor circulation brought on by various causes. Dilated capillaries are most common in lighter, fairer skin types.
Dilated Capillaries Indication
• Telangiectasia (broken capillaries) on the face and legs
• Hemangiomas starry
• Hemangiomas ruby
• Legs vascular lesions
Dilated Capillaries Contradictions
• pregnancy and breast-feeding
• fresh tan, the use of tanning creams and bronze body lotions
• active, viral and bacterial skin diseases, e.g. herpes
• vulnerability to keloids
• the use of photosensitising medications: tetracycline, doxycycline and vitamin A derivatives
COURSE OF THE TREATMENT
Via the innovational laser closing head ND:Yag/Dye-VL system, the treatment of sealing off the broken capillaries is practically painless. This treatment is performed without local anaesthesia which causes constriction of capillaries and reduces the effectiveness of the treatment. When the laser beam is exposed to the skin, a slight prick or burning may be felt. Depending on the area treated this treatment takes about 15-40 minutes.
The most common side effects of laser skin treatments are redness, swelling, itching and little scabs. The above-mentioned lesions will usually subside within a few days. Facial telangiectasia responds to laser treatment much faster than ones localized on legs.
PRE- TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Four weeks before the treatment, the use of products that increase the sensitivity of the skin should be discontinued, i.e. creams containing retinol, isotretinoin, fruit acids, vitamin C. S
Seven days before the treatment, St. John’s wort and marigold should be discontinued.
The treatment is performed on un-tanned skin.
POST- TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Directly after the treatment, the skin treated with laser may be red and swollen and the patient experiences a feeling of warmth. The above mentioned lesions persist for several days. For a month after the treatment, SPF50+ photoprotection is necessary. In addition, for a minimum of two weeks, do not use medicaments and cosmetics that increase the sensitivity of the skin to light. Avoid intense physical exercise, hot baths, use of the sauna and solarium, alcohol consumption and hot baths for a week as they result in potential capillaries dilatation.