Capillaries have appeared on your body or face? The emergence of reddish or bluish capillaries on the body or face is caused by dilated subcutaneous blood vessels. The most effective solution for the removal of capillaries is the laser treatment. When the capillaries are removed by laser, the laser beam is absorbed in the small blood vessels, the blood evaporates and the blood vessel dries up. The laser beam affects only the blood vessel, not the skin. The patient feels only light and practically painless stabs on the skin. Mostly 1-2 procedures are enough. After the procedure the capillaries may become darker but the actual result of the treatment will be evident within 1-2 weeks. The final result probably requires 1-4 procedures.

Useful information

  • laser treatment is not suitable for treating big leg veins;
  • sunbathing is forbidden at least 2 weeks before and after the procedure;
  • no skin exfoliation is allowed at least two weeks before and after the procedure;
  • redness and/or swelling after the procedure possible; however, it disappears within some hours or at least within 1-2 days;
  • under 18-year-old persons should have the parents’ permission for the treatment;
  • single capillaries, hemangiomas and blood vessels on the nose, chin and elsewhere are removed.

Technology:

During the procedure the patient experiences light and practically painless stabs on the skin. Depending on the size of the area treated, the procedure lasts for 10 – 20 minutes. Usually 1-2 procedures are enough to remove the damaged blood vessels.
The procedure is repeated if necessary, depending on the problem. Reliable and effective treatment has been verified by several clinical experiments.
Effect:
The laser beam affects only the blood vessel, not the skin.

Possible causes:

  • chronical venous deficiency;
  • endocrinological diseases;
  • use of hormonal preparations;
  • smoking, alcohol abuse;
  • genetic pre-condition;
  • pregnancy (especially the 2nd trimester);
  • lack of vitamins;
  • lack of exercise;
  • mechanical damage of the skin (e.g. squeezing pimples);
  • being in an excessively hot or cold environment.

Contraindications:

  • Oncological diseases;
  • Contagious diseases;
  • acute herpes;
  • diabetes;
  • haematological diseases;
  • pregnancy and breast-feeding;
  • permanent make-up and tattoos in the treated area.

Frequently asked questions

It is very individual and depends on the body’s ability to recover and the depth of the capillaries of the spider veins.

The laser removal of capillaries is very effective; however, the natural colour of the skin can not always be restored. It is important that the majority of patients are satisfied with the visible results of the procedure as the contrast “before” and after” is significant and the skin acquires an even natural tone. There will be no new formations in the place of the procedure; however, the laser correction can not avoid the occurrence of spider veins in a new location and the natural aging of the skin.

No sunbathing is recommended two weeks before and after the removal of spider veins. If sun radiation cannot be avoided, more effective sun blockers should be used.

After the procedure, it is recommended to avoid intensive physical activity and big fluctuations of temperature (exclude the sauna, the gym, etc. from the schedule for two weeks).

The removal of spider veins is practically painless and no anaesthesia is required.  A light stab may sometimes be felt in the place where the laser beam enters the skin.

The length of the procedure depends on the severity and size of the skin damage. Usually a specialist manages to carry out the procedure within 10-20 minutes depending on the treated area. Usually 1-4 procedures are enough, the exact number is established during the consultation.

Usually the area treated by laser may become a little red and swollen, which disappears within 1-4 days. The laser treated spider veins first become purple, within 7-10 days the colour of skin becomes normal. An ice bag is recommended to alleviate swelling. Rarely the operated area is covered by slough, which must not be removed. The slough disappears within 10–14 days. In order to speed up the recovery, certain treatment creams recommended by the specialist have to be applied on the skin.

You are welcome to book appointment with Skinmed specialist.