What is Dilated Capillary Treatment?

Dilated capillary treatment is done to reduce the appearance of dilated capillaries, such as birthmarks, red blotches, hemangiomas, and port wine stains, using a pulsed dye laser.

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Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates will have fair skin tones with unwanted capillaries of the face.

How is Treatment Done?

Dilated capillary treatment is performed in the laser suite, generally without anesthetic but ice may be applied. Eye protection will need to be worn, and the pulsed dye laser instrument will shine pulses of laser light on and off the treated area. These pulses will pass through the skin layers to be absorbed by the blood vessels, lightening their appearance. Most patients describe the laser pulses and feeling similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin.

Most patients will require four to eight treatment sessions spaced one month apart to see desired results.

Dilated Capillary Treatment Recovery

Following treatment, patients may experience a sensation similar to a mild sunburn, and redness will occur for about three to four days. Bruising may also occur in the treatment areas, though this is rare. Ice packs can be used to help soothe treated area. During recovery, dilated capillaries will darken before lightening in color. Patients should avoid direct sunlight, and always wear sunscreen on the treated area when outside.

If you are tired of living with skin redness and wish to obtain and even, beautiful skin tone, dilated capillary treatments may be your answer. If you are located in the Farmington Hills or West Bloomfield areas and are interested in learning more about this treatment option, contact our office today!  For more information, visit our blog page!