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“What is the best treatment option for the small broken capillaries around my eye and on my cheek?
I have had mild rosacea since I was very young. Over the past couple of years, I have had small red dots develop around my eye and on my cheeks. I am looking for treatment options to have these small dots removed. My skin is very sensitive and I do not want my problem to get worse. I am also wondering if there are any options without bruising and very minimal down time?”
– RealSelf Q&A
The pulse dye 595nm laser is the gold standard for getting rid of broken blood vessels and red dots secondary to rosacea. One treatment is definitely not enough.
Rosacea is a chronic problem and these red spots will return – not necessarily the same ones, but new ones. Sometimes some of the vessels are recalcitrant to treatment. I would suggest three treatments three weeks apart and then every 3 to 6 months for maintenance.