Broken capillaries are an unsightly problem for many people. This condition occurs when small blood vessels just below the surface of the skin become dilated, leading to noticeable redness. Blood can leak from these vessels and cause a bruising effect known as petechiae. The good news is that there are several options available when it comes to treating broken capillaries.
At MacMed Spa, Salon and Medical, we have a variety of skin treatments to help address common skin concerns – including broken capillaries. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment options for your needs. We want to help you get the most effective treatment possible, so contact MacMed Spa, Salon and Medical to schedule your consultation. We have three convenient locations in Milford, Framingham and Hopedale.
Causes of Broken Capillaries
Broken capillaries are commonly seen on the face, especially on the cheeks and around the nose, but can also appear on other parts of the body such as the legs. There are many factors that can lead to broken capillaries, including certain medical conditions and prescription medications. Hormonal fluctuations, heredity, environmental factors and even nutritional deficiency may be to blame.
Laser Therapy: Fast and Effective
The most effective way to rid yourself of unattractive broken capillaries for good is through laser therapy. At MacMed, we use the KTP laser for treating this problem. The laser light delivers a targeted dose of energy to the affected vein. This causes the vessel to clog, rendering it useless. The body then absorbs the vessel, which eliminates the unsightly capillaries. Although the procedure isn’t painless, it’s considered extremely tolerable by most patients.
After Your Treatment
Whether you opt for topical treatments or laser therapy, our medical team will educate you on the benefits, as well as the drawbacks, of each possible treatment. In addition to learning about the procedure, you’ll be instructed on how to care for your skin afterwards.
There are some measures you can take to help prevent future occurrences of broken capillaries. If you smoke, quit. Smoking damages skin and compromises circulation, so the sooner you kick the habit, the better. Vigilant use of sunscreen is another way to guard skin against broken capillaries. Finally, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and plenty of water can help nourish and protect your skin and provide a healthy boost for your body.