Those red, thread-like lines on your cheeks and around your nose and mouth can be incredibly easy to come by and impossible to shake. Everything from a too-vigorous scrubbing to sun damage to spicy food, coffee, and alcohol can cause these tiny blood vessels to dilate and rupture, becoming visible through the skin. Even if you do everything right, being fair-skinned and having a genetic predisposition to broken capillaries can cause a whole web of these veins to sprout and, not too surprisingly, aging makes the condition worse. Thankfully, IPL treatments can make your broken capillaries disappear.
In Manhattan, New York, Dr. Michelle Yagoda, one of NYC’s most experience and well-respected female facial plastic surgeons, is the first to offer Clareon intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy with krypton-based technology. (Krypton is a kind of “noble gas,” not Superman’s home planet.) Unlike conventional IPL therapy that uses xenon lamps, Clareon uses krypton to optimally target the wavelengths absorbed by blood and melanin for safer, better results with less time and energy.
Although IPL can also be used to permanently reduce excess hair on the face and body (read more about IPL for hair reduction, it also has amazing applications for skin rejuvenation, treatment of vascular lesions, pigmented lesions and acne. Read more about IPL for the skin.
IPL is a non-invasive treatment, usually delivered in a series of four to six sessions, spaced four weeks apart. IPL can be used on the skin of the face, neck, and chest and can improve the following conditions:
- Broken capillaries
- Fine lines
- Brown spots
- Uneven or rough skin
- Sun damage
Clareon was developed and is manufactured by Novalis Medical, LLC, a leading manufacturer of pulsed-light technology.