Small blood vessels or broken capillaries (also known as spider veins) on your face can burst from stress to the skin from sun damage and temperature changes. Alcohol and smoking or air pollutants can also contribute to red veins, uneven skin tone and discolored lesions on your face.

As we age, we lose some of the protective fatty layer making our capillaries more vulnerable to damage, and issues like burst capillaries can appear that typically do not go away on their own. While they may respond to certain topical retinoids, it is most effective to treat broken capillaries with intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.

What is IPL and Should I Consider Using Photorejuvenation?

IPL stands for: Intense Pulsed Light, and this method of therapy addresses problem areas on the face using photothermolysis into the dermis, which is the layer of skin just under the top layer (epidermis). IPL is ideal for areas where the skin is thin, such as various places around the face.

IPL combines light (Photo-) and heat (Thermo-) to achieve the destruction of unwanted cells (Lysis) without damaging other cells. The heat of the light stimulates collagen growth and has a regenerative effect on the skin cells. The result is a beautifully unified skin tone.

Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of four to six treatment sessions may be recommended. This customized laser treatment can resolve the following skin issues:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Tiny visible veins
  • Rosacea
  • Blotchy, uneven skin tone

Make an appointment online or, call 330-425-7600 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center.  She can help you determine if IPL photorejuvenation treatment can achieve results for you.

{We are currently offering a special IPL Package that includes 6 sessions for $1,375 or $275 per treatment. Click here for additional details on this special which expires on May 31, 2022.}