A large percentage of the American population suffers from broken capillaries, so even if you don’t suffer from them, chances are you know someone who does. Broken capillaries, also known astelangiectasias or spider veins, are tiny blood vessels just below the surface of the skin that can break due to different factors. They are usually red or blue in color, and are found on the face around the cheeks, chin, and nose.
Broken capillaries can develop on all parts of the face and body, but are most often associated with the skin condition Rosacea. It is a problem that cuts across all age groups, ethnicities, and ages, so at Fountain of Youth MedSpa we ensure that you get the best treatment possible, to achieve the optimum outcome. During consultation we will not only treat spider veins from the outside, but will also look at possible internal causes.
Treatment for Broken Capillaries
When these delicate blood vessels break, they will remain there forever if they are not treated. Treating these facial veins has been significantly improved with the emergence of lasers, and intense pulsed light (IPL) machines.
At Fountain of Youth MedSpa, we use IPL technology to treat broken capillaries, because it is a safe and effective option. IPL is a non-invasive treatment which utilizes different wavelengths of broad bands of light. The light quickly penetrates the skin, and destroys the abnormal veins. It takes about 3 to 6 IPL treatments to achieve the desired results.
The results experienced often vary, and may not be consistent in all patients. Several factors may influence the outcome including the length of time the broken capillaries have been in place, as well as how extensive they are. Treatments are generally performed 2 to 4 weeks apart, and adjustments are made as required.
Prior to treatment, patients are advised to avoid too much sun as well as tanning. In addition, blood thinners and anti-coagulants should not be used.