The skin, as any other organ, is supplied with oxygen and nutrients via a dense network of blood vessels. Depending on the situation, the vessels dilate or contract to regulate the blood flow. It is a natural process enabling minor vessels to relax and remove excess body heat, which can be visible as redness. In some cases however, the process is disturbed and minor vessels or an erythema are permanently apparent on the skin.
There are many different factors causing this situation such as environmental aspects or the health condition. Dilated vessels increase, become more visible and rupture in many cases. The skin develops redness, is more sensitive and dry, which is often accompanied by a burning sensation. This is a common problem of today’s civilisation, similarly to the discoloured patches problem.
Removal of broken capillaries on limbs
Many patients struggle with the problem of unsightly expanded veins on lower limbs. The expansion of vessels’ walls in limbs can be fostered by the blood lying in limbs or by genetic factors. Small dilated blood capillaries on legs were usually removed with the obliteration method, i.e. injecting a pharmacological agent into distorted vessels to cause their inflammation and overgrowth. This is an invasive method that involves certain risks.
Dilated venous vessels that are visible in the form of livid or blue veinlets require laser rays treatment. The procedure is performed using a neodymium-yag laser. At the moment, the majority of dilated capillaries on legs may be successfully treated with the laser therapy and accurately adjusted methods and parameters of the procedure.
The lasers use photocoagulation and selective phototermolysis. A specific wavelength of the laser’s light goes through the skin without causing its damage and targets red blood pigment – the haemoglobin, to then turn into heat to make the capillaries shrink and close permanently.
To ensure the patient’s safety, an experienced doctor is supervising the procedure, whereas the embedded computer allows for a precise adjustment of the laser’s energy. Patients are asked to wear special glasses to protect their eyes. When the capillaries are of a diameter greater than 3-4 mm or when the network is very dense, it is necessary to repeat the procedure in the same area.
Before adjusting the method of coupe rosé skin treatment, the patient is thoroughly examined to help identify probable causes for the skin condition.
There are many therapeutic options available the most popular being prevention, pharmacology and supplementation. In addition, aesthetic medicine treatments may also be included. The best method of removing dilated vessels or erythema is the light and laser therapy or, in the case of larger vessels, sclerotherapy. There are indications and contraindications for each of the methods, therefore an individual therapeutic plan should be agreed in consultation with a certified aesthetic medicine doctor on a patient-to-patient basis.
Procedures offered by the Centre:
The Healthy Skin Centre ul. Racławicka 27 02-601 Warsaw