Broken capillaries and spider veins can be found on the face, cheeks, and nose. They can often be noticeably visible as reddish marks that can be as small as pinpricks, larger branches, or web-like patterns. Fortunately, preventative measures and treatments are available to help facial spider vein sufferers get the noticeable results they seek.
Definition of Broken Capillaries
Capillaries are blood vessels found just below the skin’s surface. Their official medical term is telangiectasia and they can be very delicate. Broken or dilated capillary blood vessels are also more commonly known and referred to as spider veins. These enlarged blood vessels or spider veins can, unfortunately, affect almost anyone.
Causes of Broken Capillaries.
Too much sun exposure, washing with water that is too hot in temperature, excessive scrubbing of the skin, poor blood circulation, and other skin trauma are just a few common reasons that can lead to broken capillaries and facial spider veins. Simple actions such as putting on sunscreen every day and using gentle lotions, cleansers, and make-up products can help lessen the chances of broken capillaries on the face and help maintain one’s healthy skin. People with skin sensitivities such as acne or rosacea can also suffer from, or more easily notice, the appearance of spider veins on the face. Once broken, capillaries do not naturally return to normal thus preventative measures must be taken to help reduce the chance of them developing. Treatments are the only way to truly get rid of it for good.
Treatment for Broken Capillaries and Facial Spider Veins.
One proven, safe, and effective spider vein treatment is sclerotherapy. A chemical solution, called a sclerosant is injected into the problem vein causing it to collapse, stick together, and seal shut. Sclerotherapy treatments can be less expensive, less painful, and more effective than laser treatments. Although some laser procedures are popular, not every treatment is right for every single patient. Our team of specialists work hard to provide each patient with the best care suited to their health needs. Our center’s vein care experts, alongside Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, use state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to evaluate, diagnose, and help create a customized treatment plan for each individual patient.
The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center has decades of expertise using advanced technology in its minimally invasive procedures to provide comprehensive vein care from the surface of your skin without the need for incisions. Contact us to schedule a consultation and to find out more information about which treatment is right for your spider veins.