Frequently Asked Questions about Broken Capillaries

What are broken capillaries?

Look closely at your face. You may see thin reddish small lines around the chin, nose and cheeks. These web like little lines are oftern refferred to as spider veins or broken capillaries.

Broken capillaries are not “broken” but enlarged or dilated capillaries.

What causes broken capillaries?

Broken capillaries can be caused by several factors. The most common is damage to the skin from sun exposure and skin irritation such as roasacea acne. Scrubbing your face too vigorously can also increase the development of broken capillaries. Additionally, other factors include: age, genetics, hormones, birth control pills and alcoholism.

How is it treated?

There is no cure for dilated capillaries but the most effective way to addres the problem is to remove the unsightly capillaries through laser skin rejuvenation treatment.

How does it work?

Laser therapy and is the most effective techniques used to get rid of broken capillaries.

Laser treatment uses a concentrated beam of energy to heat the capillaries under the skin, targeting each one individually to successfully remove them.

After having treatment for broken capillaries, it is important to use sunscreen daily to help prevent future appearances of these unwanted blemishes.*

*Individual Results May Vary.