You might look into the mirror and see those pesky broken blood vessels on your cheeks or around your nose and say to yourself, “I wish I could get rid of them or at least lesson their appearance!” Well you can! The newest technology in IPL (Intense Pulsed Light therapy) helps lesson or eliminate the size and color of broken blood vessels, hemangiomas and red areas on the face caused by different vascular skin issues.
Causes Of Visible Blood Vessels
Broken blood vessels occur when they're dilated or enlarged just beneath the skin surface. They can be caused by a number of things including:
- Heredity and genetics
- Sun exposure
Broken blood vessels can happen at any age, but some people have a higher chance of developing them than others. For instance, they are more common in lighter, fairer skin types.
What You Should Know About IPL
IPL is a safe, non-invasive treatment. It can be tailored to meet your particular needs and skin issues. The intense pulsed light system has a patented state-of-the-art technology that optimizes power, pulsing light delivery to your skin that targets pigmentation (melanin) and blood vessels (hemoglobin). While lower powered technology may perform skin treatments using photo rejuvenation, there is a visible difference in results with IPL.
Most people are able to resume normal activities immediately after the treatment. Your skin may become red and swollen. This is a normal reaction and can last from an hour to several hours to a few days following treatment. Applying a cold compress or ice for the first 24 hours will help minimize swelling. Sunscreen is highly recommended when doing any outdoor activity.
You may need multiple treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. You will likely notice a marked difference in your skin that can continue to improve for weeks after the IPL treatment.
Advanced Specialty Care offers the newest technology in IPL therapy to lesson or eliminate the size and color of broken blood vessels. The IPL treatments are done in our Ridgefield, CT office.
Please call us at 203-438-5080 to make your appointment today to have an IPL consultation with one of our Dermatologists.
- Heather Colon L.P.N.