Skin Surface Telangiectasias (Broken Capillaries)

  • What causes Telangiectasias?
  • How does the laser treat these small superficial vessels?
  • How many treatments are required?
  • Small superficial red, blue or purple facial or leg vessels can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, age, trauma or genetics.
  • The Cynosure Elite Laser* emits a very specific prescribed dose of energy to the small blood vessel. The laser "selectivelyā€¯ targets the problem vessels while sparing the surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel will slowly and naturally disappear.
  • Typically only one to two treatments are required and results can be seen in 3-4 weeks. Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area requiring treatment.
  • Certain conditions such as Rosacea warrant more treatment sessions, and this can be determined during the initial consultation with Dr. Sweis.