Capillaries, Redness & Rosacea
Broken Capillaries, Red Blotchy Skin, Rosacea Treatments using the Gemini KTP Laser and Laser Genesis
Many dermatologists regard the Gemini KTP/NdYag laser as the gold standard for treatment of vascular lesions (broken capillaries), blotchy red skin and rosacea.
The flushing and telangiectasias associated with rosacea are notoriously difficult to treat with standard medications. Newer technologies, namely medical lasers and light sources, have made it possible to control and improve erythematotelangietatic signs of rosacea. The potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser in particular is an efficacious and safe tool for treatment of this disease.
Is the laser treatment comfortable?
The treatment consists of a number of laser pulses accompanied by a tingling or slight burning sensation.
The laser handpiece is continuously chilled, during treatment, which provides a more comfortable and safe procedure.
If you are doing a full face procedure you can use a local anesthetic cream, Emla cream prior to treatment.
What does my skin look like after the treatment?
You may experience skin redness and warmth after the treatment. We apply cooling onto your skin after treatment.
Sunscreen is applied to protect you skin from the sun post treatment.
You can apply make-up if you wish to return to work immediately after the treatment.
You may experience some swelling, particularly the next day that may last a day or two following treatment.
Some scabbing and even blistering may be occur but is uncommon.
The side effects are rarely noticed by others if you cover with make-up.
Most people continue normal activities after the treatment.
Others prefer to undertake the treatment after work and are able to return to work the next day without feeling self conscious.
Rosacea Treatment with Gemini Vascular Laser
What is Rosacea
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the skin. It is characterised by redness and flushing, and typically occurs on the faces of people with fair skin type.
How is Rosacea Treated
We use a vascular laser, the Gemini KTP 532nm laser, which is a world class laser providing exceptional results for Rosacea patients without the likelihood
of down time or side effects.
In 3 to 6 treatments patients generally obtain
70-90% improvement in redness and capillaries.
Removing Capillaries using Gemini laser KTP 532nm
The 532 nm wavelength of the Gemini laser has an affinity to the colour red.
The light is absorbed by the oxy-haemoglobin of the capillaries, which heats the capillaries to a level where they are destroyed and are excreted through the lymphatic system.
The treatment will give you excellent and safe results because the Gemini laser has a chilled hand piece whereby, we can change the spot size used by the laser to trace vessels from 1 mm to 5mm in 0.1 increments.
That means that the Gemini laser has 41 different spot sizes to choose from to trace your vessels, remove vascular spots giving you superior results compared to other machines.
Other lasers do not have the range of spot sizes, so it is more likely to give side effects of burnt skin or less effective results.
With the Gemini laser we can be very accurate and not cause damage to the surrounding skin.
Reducing background Redness using Gemini laser KTP 532nm wavelength
In addition, we can treat your whole face for background redness by going over the whole face with the 10mm spot size.
In addition, to reducing redness, your skin will be improved in quality and texture, including a reduction to you pore size which is readily noticeable.