Broken Blood Vessels

What are broken blood vessels?

Broken blood vessels often become visible on the cheeks and nose area, appearing as small, spidery, red, pink or blue marks beneath the surface of the skin. Capillaries are small blood vessels that connect the veins and arteries. When the capillary walls narrow or widen too quickly, they can cause the vessel walls to tear. As a result, blood leaks out, and a red hue is visible on the surface of the skin.

What causes facial redness?

Facial redness commonly occurs due to broken capillaries and rosacea. Hypersensitivity to the sun and other environmental factors can also cause the blood vessels near the surface of the skin to expand and make the skin appear flushed. Symptoms may be triggered or aggravated by extreme shifts in temperature, spicy foods, and hot drinks, alcohol, sunlight, exercise, certain skincare products, drugs that dilate the blood vessels, and your emotions.

How are broken blood vessels treated?

At Dermatology & Skin Health, we use the Vbeam Perfecta laser system to treat facial and spider veins, varicose veins, and rosacea. This non-invasive treatment option offers a variety of remedial cures, from total facial rejuvenation (including the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with general firming of the skin) to the removal of sun-spot damage.*

Vbeam Perfecta uses a flashlamp pulsed dye laser to deliver an intense, gentle burst of laser energy through the dermis and epidermis skin layers. The laser energy is then absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels rather than by the surrounding tissue.* As a result, you’ll have clearer skin without dealing with surgery or extensive downtime.

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