Best Laser for Treating Broken Capalaries and Veins on Face?

I have broken redish (very small) capalaries or veins around my cheeks and nostrils. What is the best laser for treating this?

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Best Laser for Treating Broken Capalaries and Veins on Face


Thank you for your question. The pulse dye laser is the gold standard treatment. I am a big fan of the vBeam Perfecta for the veins.  I also like the 532 nm laser, but it is more pigment sensitive.  For darker skin, I like the 1064  YAG, but it is not as good with red veins.  IPL has proven effective, but to a lesser degree.  Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with expertise in laser procedures for the most effective and safe treatments. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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Laser or IPL for treating facial veins


A pulsed dye laser such as the V beam or intense pulsed light can effectively treat small veins on the cheeks and nose.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Facial vein removal with laser - broken capillaries


The pulsed dye laser is by far outstanding for facial veins and broken capillaries as it can be adjusted for both facial redness and thread veins on the face. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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What Laser for Veins on the Nose?


Hello.  You have several options for treating lasers on the nose and face.  The KTP, Pulsed dye and long pulsed Nd:Yg lasers are best for these type of veins.  

The best at getting rid of them is the KTP and a common laser is the Laserscope Aura.  Another great option is the Yag (Nd:Yg).  We use the Sciton or Laserscope but there are quite a few that are good.  

Finally, we would only reach for a pulsed dye laser as a last resort if the veins were right in the crook of the nose where getting contact cooling is difficult.  We use the Cynosure V-Star in this case.

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Harold J. Kaplan, MD
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