The aging process effect on skin results in blotchy pigmentation and visible small blood vessels or broken capillaries near the skin surface. Treatment of these blood vessels or spider vessels (telangiectasias) below the level of the collar bone is difficult. However in the head and neck region these blood vessels are sensitive to and can be removed by laser treatments with lasting results.
The photos show a patient before any treatment, 1 1/2 months after the first flashlamp laser treatment and then 1 1/2 months after the second flashlamp laser treatment of spider vessels – broken capillaries on the chin. Although not guaranteed for every patient sensitive patients can have complete removal of facial spider vessels within 3 laser treatments.
Laser surgery of facial blood vessels, broken capillaries or spider vessels can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Realistic expectations are important to be happy with any surgery. As each patient is an individual, different results can be expected in each patient.
There are few alternatives to flashlamp laser that are not associated with problems such as skin thinning or discoloration.
The main risk to flashlamp laser of spider vessels and telangiectasis is incomplete response or recurrence. Recurrence rate is greatest for treatments below the level of the collar bone. It can also permanently whiten skin of darker complexion patients. New areas of dilated blood vessels can appear outside the treated areas as blood flows to areas of the least resistance.
The benefits are permanent partial or complete removal of spider vessels and telangiectasias.
Since laser is not ablative it has little or no effect on surface skin cells and the recovery is complete within a day. Clots can form in the superficial surface blood vessels and may be visible for a few weeks until the blood vessels are absorbed.
Dr. Aaron Stone
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