Dilated capillaries (like in the pic) on scalp can be treated successfully with Laser? (photo)

I've never had dilated capillaries problem; this summer, because of many different factors, I ended up with these dilated capillaries; they appeared pretty suddenly and now they are like this and do not change (increase or decrease); I'd like to know if they can be 'fixed' successfully via laser and specifically with which technique.

Doctor Answers 4

Spider Vein Removal with lasers

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Hi Freddie. This type of small spider vein is easily removed using long pulsed yag lasers.  We use the Laserscope Lyra.  While the veins should be gone after 1-2 visits, vein issues tend to be chronic and you will likely see more in the future.  To see examples of spider vein treatments on the face, click on the link below for before and after photos.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Scalp spider veins and redness

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Laser and IPL Limelight are excellent options for your scalp hyperemia. I would suggest both in series. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles Vein Expert

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Scalp veins.

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The posted veins can be treated by multiple methods including topical laser, VeinWave, VeinGogh, Ellman fine needle RF and IPL.  All work and more than one treatment may be required.

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon

Shallow Vein Removal

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These look like very shallow small veins.  There are a number of lasers which can remove these including pulsed dye lasers (Vbeam) or long pulse Nd-Yag lasers.  I recommend you see a specialist familiar with laser vein removal for treatment.

In good health,

Dr. Keel

Douglas M. Keel, DO
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon

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