Facial Veins Treatment
Broken veins and Capillaries on the face do not hurt, and they are not dangerous or life-threatening, but they can certainly affect appearance and your self-esteem.
They can make the face appear slightly bruised and cause you to look older than you are. On top of that, these broken blood vessels are likely to get worse over time if left untreated.
What causes broken blood vessels?
Some telangiectasias are prompted by uncontrollable factors, while others appear because of lifestyle choices. The numerous causes of broken facial blood vessels include:
- Prolonged sun exposure
- Estrogen replacement therapy
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Rosacea, a common skin condition triggering facial redness from a combination of bumpy skin, pimples and broken capillaries
Benign Vascular Lesions: Broken Veins and Capillaries
The face has an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, aging, traumas, sun exposure, and certain lifestyle factors cause a number of them to break appearing as red streaks of blotches on the face. IPL therapy can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.
What is Intense Pulsed Light IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. The machine contains a flash lamp, this is an extremely bright light source. The shorter dangerous wavelengths are filtered out.
IPL technology is a treatment break through that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as birth marks, sun spots, facial veins, unwanted hair and signs of ageing.
Redness Caused by Broken Capillaries
Many people suffer from broken capillaries and diffuse erythema, that cause them social embarrassment. For both women and men, IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding healthy skin.
You can take some steps to prevent broken capillaries. Be gentle when you wash your face and use warm water. Apply sunscreen to your face, particularly around your nose and mouth, when going outside. Don't abuse alcohol. While these measures won't prevent broken capillaries in every case, they can help minimize the chance that you'll develop them.
If you do develop telangiectasia rosacea, you can seek treatment from the Derma Clinic
Until recently, a treatment for facial veins was a long, painful and invasive process using needles. Now veins can be treated with IPL technology allowing safe and effective removal of the facial veins
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated. The smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to the skin and pulses of light are applied. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that provide excellent results. Skin must be kept as pale as possible by wearing sun protection cream and avoiding sun exposure before and during your course of treatment.
People with rosacea flush easily and can develop redness, pimples and thread veins on their cheeks nose and forehead. It usually starts in the second or third decade of life, it affects about 10% of adults. Because Rosacea affects the face it can cause significant psychological problems. The unpredictable flushes can cause a lot of embarrassment and anxiety. Flushing is exacerbated by hot spicy foods, alcohol, sunlight, extreme environmental heat or cold, and certain cosmetics. The active flare ups when spots break out are best treated with antibiotic creams or tablets. IPL lasers are used to treat the redness and broken veins.