Treating Dilated Blood Vessels / Spider Veins

Dilated blood vessels (also referred to as broken capillaries/vessels/spider veins) appear as persistent thread-like lines underneath the skin surface. They can appear in different colours (red, blue, purple), are usually less than 0.2 millimeters in width. Though they found in different places over the face and body, they are often seen on cheeks, nose and the chin. In some cases, large number of capillaries are clustered together to form an appearance of a red patch or a bruise that may be permanent.


The treatment of facial vessels (telangiectasia) has minimal downtime and with extremely high success rates. Larger vessels such as spider or deep blue veins can also be treated successfully and are located on the face and body extremities (e.g. legs). However larger varicose veins found on the legs are unable to be treated using light-based modalities.

Using IPL or ND:Yag Laser sufficient heat is delivered to heat the blood vessels. These vessels will become occluded and blood will be re-directed into other channels. The occluded vessels will then be absorbed by the body within a week or two, leading to the improvement in skin appearance.

It is important to note that because vessels appear in different sizes and depths within the skin several treatments using IPL and/or Laser may be required to see optimal results.
At Bioscor, we highly recommend that you make an appointment to see one of our doctors, nurses or dermal clinicians to get an idea of the cost per session as it does depend on the size of the vessels. The treatment may cost anywhere from $200 for the first session and a usually a reduced price will be quoted for follow-up sessions until satisfactory results are seen.

IPL | ND:Yag Laser