Most blemishes can be treated in a few seconds. Depending on the amount of telangiectasia grouping the treatment session can last about 10-15 minutes.
Some experience a prickly sensation that can be mildly uncomfortable. Your skin care therapist may use a numbing agent for the treatment in sensitive areas to minimize the discomfort. If an injectable is used the formulation will be without epinephrine in order to diminish the effect of vessel constriction.
Your skin care therapist will clean and prep the area. A sterile probe is inserted into the capillary and RF and DC current pass through the probe into the capillary and coagulates the blood flow. The coagulated segment is the clot that blocks the flow of blood in the capillary. When telangiectases are removed, new normal-size capillaries regrow to efficiently feed the skin.
Post treatmentis critical for success. Nothing must be done to open the coagulated blood vessel segments. Anything that increases the skin’s blood flow or stretches the skin must be avoided for at least 24 hours. Clients must not stretch their skin, sunbathe, exercise, take a sauna, wash their face or apply make-up for at least 24 hours following treatment.