Laser and IPL can also be used as a treatment for other common problems in the skin that are related to blood vessels.
|Procedure:||Reduction of “broken capillaries”, birthmarks such as port wine stains, rosacea.|
|Length:||Depends on size of area to be treated – few minutes to half an hour. May need series of treatments.|
|Anesthesia:||Usually none required for adults, but babies and young children may require sedation or general anaesthetic.|
|Side Effects:||Temporary redness and swelling, bruising. Rarely colour change of the skin or scarring.|
|Duration:||New capillaries may dilate. Birthmarks don’t always completely fade and may redarken.|