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Q & A: How can I get rid of broken capillaries?

Medspa Questions & Answers from Stephanie Schlageter Medspa Director at Radiance Medspa. 
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Photofacial Tampa ClearwaterYou’ve seen them around your nose, on your chin, maybe a little one on your cheek … fine red lines that signify broken capillaries under the surface of your skin. Referred to as telangiectasia rosacea by the medical field, no topical product can help with this problem. However, a laser that has the ability to penetrate the skin without breaking it can actually get rid of those unsightly capillaries with little discomfort or downtime.

The IPL Photofacial has been found very effective in removing both broken capillaries and general skin redness. This laser treatment utilizes intense pulse light to target specific areas of the skin, damage the area and cause new cell production. While you might be considering IPL to help with red lines, it will also generally improve the appearance of sun damaged and aged skin.

In addition to treating broken capillaries on the face, IPL technology can be used on other areas of the body like the chest, hands, arms and back. And if “capillaries” has you thinking about veins, yes, the IPL laser treats spider veins on the legs too!

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