Vein & Blemish Removal FAQ

What is the Vasculyse treatment?
The Vasculyse treatment is a device that introduces a mild current to induce coagulation while removing the unwanted skin irregularity. During the treatment the stylus touches the skin surface of the dilated capillary or spot with hyperpigmentation. Many vascular blemishes, skin tags and brown spots disappear on contact and once treated it will never come back.

How does it work on broken capillaries?
Small capillaries are responsible for cell nutrition. Their impairment can affect the appearance and function of the skin. Capillary coalysis is the process by which unsightly, distended capillaries are absorbed and eliminated by the body. Coagulation is the transformation of fluids into solid matter using heat produced by a mild current. Blood trapped in broken capillaries is solidified and eliminated from the body. The blood flows through adjoining vessels and vascular blemishes disappear.

What type of skin irregularities can be removed?

  • Broken/Dilated capillaries (Telangiectasia)
  • Skin tags
  • Ruby points
  • Blotchiness
  • Spider angiomas
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia

What are “broken capillaries”, skin tags and sebaceous hyperplasia?
BROKEN CAPILLARIES are tiny dilated blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They become more common as we age and as our skin loses its elasticity. The factors that can promote their formation are: heredity, sun exposure, drastic & rapid changes in temperature, alcohol, high blood pressure, hormonal causes, medication, injuries
SKIN TAGS are small growths of epithelium. They can be the same color as the skin or slightly darker. Some people are more prone to developing skin tags than others.
SEBACEOUS HYPERPLASIA is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions can be single or multiple and manifest as yellowish, soft, small papules on the face (particularly nose, cheeks, and forehead). While these bumps may appear to be a type of whitehead or breakout, you've probably found that they just don’t go away, no matter how much your squeeze!!! 

Is the treatment safe?
The disposable, sterile stylus tips are used only once, insuring your complete safety. Our highly trained specialists follow the strictest standard of hygiene and government regulations. 

Is the treatment painful?
At the very most, some patients may feel a slight pricking sensation. A topical numbing cream can be applied for more sensitive patients.

Will there be any scarring?
No. Vasculyse only works in the upper most layers of the skin, so there will be  no visible scarring whatsoever.

How long do the treatments take?
Sessions are between 15 – 30 minutes in length. Most conditions are effectively treated in 1 to 3 sessions. This is one of the benefits of electrocoagulation therapy (Vasculyse) it is fast and effective!

Is it really permanent?
Treated broken capillaries and skin tags will not return in the same spot. New ones may appear elsewhere should one be prone to getting them. Although there will be some redness around the area that was worked on, the spots will be gone after the first treatment. Final results are achieved in 3-21 days; quicker on the face, a little longer on the body.

Who should not receive this treatment?
The treatment is not indicated for people with diabetes, epilepsy, anyone on blood thinner, anticoagulation medication, or using a pace maker, as well as pregnant women. Vasculyse treatment involves the use of radiofrequency and DC current; therefore, those with pacemakers cannot undergo treatment. Since the procedure coagulates the blood, people on anti coagulates, or who have circulatory disorders would not see the desired results.

What are the post-procedure instructions?
Your skin care specialist will go over all the do’s and don’ts and give you a post-peel instruction sheet. But in general:

  • Do not touch or wash treated area for at least 24 hours
  • When washing, do not use a face cloth, facial brush, or sponges
  • Do not take aspirin for 48 hours following treatment
  • Sunscreen must be used every day to avoid hyper-pigmentation
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning beds for at least one week
  • Avoid sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool, hot showers for 48 hours
  • Refrain from strenuous activities and exercise for 48 hours