Dilated Capillaries (Telangiectasis)

What are Dilated Capillaries?


A Greek word meaning ‘end vessel dilation’. These are not ‘broken capillaries’ as so often named, but permanently dilated capillaries. The thin, singular cell wall structure of the fine facial capillaries dilate and constrict constantly in order to control the body temperature . As elasticity weakens, they can become permanently dilated.

Cause


There are numerous causes for Telangiectasia including: aging, hereditary and genetic causes, pregnancy, hormones, general skin fragility, smoking, extreme sports, temperature extremes and harsh weather exposure. They are very commonly seen in a maturing ‘English rose’ complexion.

Results from ACP


Advanced electrolysis involves a very accurate positioning of the probe over the blood vessel and a gentle tap that applies current to the skin’s surface. This causes the tiny section of vessel to immediately disappear.

How many treatments?


Immediate removal is achieved in most cases, however, in the case of larger vessels, more than one treatment may be necessary. A course of advanced electrolysis is often advised for widespread telangiectasia so that treatments can be spaced out to prevent skin damage or hyper-pigmentation. Advanced electrolysis involves a very accurate positioning of the probe over the blood vessel and a gentle tap that applies current to the skin’s surface. This causes the tiny section of vessel to immediately disappear. Treatment sessions are usually for example 15 minutes per cheek.