Broken blood vessels and spider veins along the face are a common cosmetic issue for many men and women. They occur when the veins become dilated, enlarged, and engorged just below the skin’s surface. This creates the appearance of a red, spider-web like blood formation. These can develop anywhere along the body but are most common on the face and legs.
Medically harmless, yet they can disrupt your facial harmony and appearance.
Broken blood vessels can happen to anybody and are often a direct result of trauma, or some type of pressure. Hopweer, those with certain conditions are more; likely to experience these issues. Common issues that increase the likelihood of broken blood vessels are:
- Rosacea – Excessive facial redness and more blood sent to the face
- Sun Exposure – The sun has a tendency to enlarge the blood vessels
- Heat – Hot weather tends to dilate the blood vessels
- Chemical Irritants
- Alcohol Consumption
In order to treat broken blood vessels there are a number of treatment options. The use of topical Retinoids can help fade the appearance of the damaged vessels, however, the most effective means of treatment uses laser treatment.
Conventional Laser Therapy – Using powerful laser, light energy, we destroy the non-functional, broken blood vessel. The laser is shot directly into the damaged blood vessel. This destroys the vessel and causes it to be reabsorbed as waste back into the body.
IPL – Intense pulsed light, uses the same concept as the conventional laser but IPL penetrates slightly deeper than a normal laser, leaving the skin’s surface untouched.
Other options include Sclerotherapy, a common method that uses injections to destroy the vein and have it closed. For more information on the treatment of broken blood vessels, contact us today.