Best procedure for broken capillaries?
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IPL or YAG are great treatments for broken capillaries
IPL is great for broken capillaries as well as YAG. IPL does a number of things for the skin including: hyperpigmentation, sun spots, redness in the skin and broken capillaries. The treatment address mulitple skin issues. You will need a series of treatments depending on how bad the capillaries are. YAG is also another great treatment. Broken capillaries are a common issue for both men and women. You tend to see this issue around the nose, cheeks and chin. Several things can cause broken capillaries such as blowing your nose. Be gentle when washing your face as well. Any pressure or tugging on the skin can cause broken capillaries also.
IPL is a very commonly performed procedure for these. In the right hands, anywhere from 1 to 3 sessions are typically required.
Other procedures that can often work are CO2 resurfacing, Clear & Brilliant laser treatments as well as 1064 Yag laser. Of course a consultation is always the best approach.
IPL can help
IPL can help get rid of the broken capillaries and with your light skin type the risk for complications is pretty low. The excel V laser is also very good for vascular lesions like you're describing. The IPL works well for small superficial lesions while the excel V is able to treat larger and slightly deeper ones. Feel free to make an appointment and I would be happy to see you.
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There are a few options. The best treatments are vascular lasers such as pulsed dye laser and Excel V. IPL is good in the right hands, but has more risk of complications and doesn't last as long in my opinion. Best, Dr. Emer.
Thank you for your question. Broken capillaries can be treated in a number of ways. You are correct that an IPL would be appropriate. There are also Yag lasers that are designed specifically for broken capillaries. Being fair skinned does work in your favor with either treatment, as the provider may be able to treat you more effectively in fewer treatments.
In regards to which treatment would be right for you, I would advise you seeing a board certified dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon, or plastic surgeon who offers both treatments. After seeing your skin and problem areas and taking a comprehensive history, the physician would be able to select the treatment that is best suited for you. Both treatments can be effective, with similar down time and discomfort, so it would really be up to the provider at the time of your appointment.
Best of luck!
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