Often referred to as Spider Veins broken Capillaries are a common skin complaint. Capillaries make up the connecting network between veins and arteries, this delicate network of capillaries are susceptible to damage from a wide variety of environmental factors. The nose and cheek areas are the most common due to exposure to the elements. Broken capillaries appear as red, pink or blue marks often having the appearance of fine threads, hence the term Spider Veins.
What causes broken facial capillaries?
Fatigue to the walls of the capillaries caused by the wall widening and narrowing too quickly. Often caused by extreme temperature changes, for example, a cold air-conditioned car or the office, then into a hot or visa vera cold climate. Genetics, skin type and the natural ageing process all influence and can be contributing factors. As we age we naturally lose collagen and the production of collagen slows. With losing collagen and skin elasticity in turn making the capillaries more prone to damage.
Who suffers from broken capillaries?
People suffering from other skin ailments such as Rosacea or severe Acne often suffer from broken capillaries. Fair-skinned or light complexion individuals tend to be the most common sufferers. The Curse of the Celts a common saying for Rosacea sufferers also tend to be inflicted with severe, broken capillaries.
Broken Facial Capillaries Treatment Options
Treatment of Broken Capillaries with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
For deeper vascular problems such as Blue Veins Laser therapy is more effective. Spider Veins or Broken Capillaries are treated with IPL based phototherapy, After treatment the complexion has a more even tone and smoothness. Results are visible immediately, the medical grade light therapy removing the broken capillaries leaving a rejuvenated and regenerated appearance.
If looking into having your broken capillaries treated it can be the perfect time for skin rejuvenation. Combining the latest in cosmetology treatments to produce an effective non-surgical facelift. During the skin consultation, a treatment plan will be formulated using our wide range of anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle treatments.