Broken Capillaries are characterised as red thread-like lines located mainly on sun exposed areas such as the nose and cheeks. Multiple broken capillaries on the face can give an overall red appearance to the skin.
What causes broken capillaries?
Broken/dilated capillaries occur for a number of reasons which can include; genetic predisposition, excessive sun exposure, pregnancy, stress, extremes of temperature and pressure on the area. The capillaries break down causing blood to flow out which results in a red thread-like spot.
What treatment is available?
Laser treatment is a popular and effective way to treat broken capillaries. The laser targets the capillaries causing them to shrink and also helping to prevent the weakened surrounding capillaries from also breaking down. The laser used to treat this concern is the NdYAG, which gently warms the epidermis and shrinks the capillaries.
How long does the treatment take?
Your broken capillaries will be treated in no more than 15 minutes. Depending on severity of the capillaries more than one treatment with the laser may be necessary. You may require up to 6 treatments.
Laser treatment of Facial Capillaries $300
Laser Treatment on the Chin using NdYAG
Laser Treatment on the Nose using NdYAG