Laser for Broken Capillaries and Brown Spots
Cosmetic Dermatology

Laser for Broken Capillaries and Brown Spots

This procedure is a safe and effective way to erase unwanted superficial facial capillaries or age-related sun spots.

How do lasers work?
  • Lasers deliver specific energy wavelengths to target specific structures within the skin. By absorbing this energy, the targets heat up and gets destroyed.
  • In this case a KTP (532 nm) diode laser is used to target oxyhemoglobin contained within red blood cells or melanin found within pigmented sun spots. The energy is preferentially absorbed by these structures leading to their evaporation.
What are lasers used for?
  • Broken capillaries or prominent facial veins.
  • Sun spots, sun freckles.
  • Seborrheic keratoses (Age spots).
Does the procedure hurt?
Since lasers deliver concentrated energy that results in heat, you may feel a slight sharp pinch during the procedure. Ice packs and numbing creams can be applied to the treatment area before the procedure to minimize the discomfort.

What are the risks?
  • The main risk is discoloration of the treated area if you expose it to the sun within the first week after the procedure.
  • It is therefore paramount to stay out of the sun and wear your sunscreen every day for at lest the first 14 days after the procedure.