Facial Spider Veins & Broken Capillaries

Unsightly spider veins and red blotches on the face affect millions of people. While they may not be medical emergencies, many of our patients would like to be rid of these unattractive and sometimes embarrassing distractions to their natural beauty. Fortunately, our advanced technologies enable us to safely, easily and effectively treat these broken capillaries or facial spider veins.

There are many reasons that people develop blood vessels on their face. The most common reason for broken capillaries on the face is genetic susceptibility. However, there are environmental factors that contribute to development of facial capillaries. These include factors that makes one “blush and flush” including sun exposure, spicy foods, hot beverages, alcohol and extremes of weather, such as cold, hot, or windy weather. These are the same exacerbating factors for another common skin condition named rosacea, which not only results in development of blood vessels and general redness on the face but can occasionally result in formation of adult acne.

Effective Laser Treatments

Today’s new light and laser technology delivers precise dosages of energy to each vein, with a minimal risk to the skin. During these treatments, light energy is delivered to the targeted vein. The energy is then absorbed by the blood vessels. The heat/energy absorption causes a clogging of the blood vessel. The clogged vessel is then slowly absorbed by the body.

Lasers are the most effective treatment of facial spider veins. The most effective laser for treatment of rosacea and broken capillaries is the pulse dye laser. The V-Beam laser is the most advanced pulse dye laser available. Usually multiple treatments are necessary for improvement of broken capillaries on the face. This laser is extremely safe and can be used without numbing cream as it is equipped with a cooling spray. Broken capillaries can be improved and eradicated anywhere on the face including cheeks, nose, and the chin. The V-Beam laser is designed so that the energy of the laser gets selectively absorbed by the broken capillaries resulting in their eradication.

Dr. Rokhsar, has been a national speaker and teacher on the use of this laser for facial blood vessels and redness and has trained many physicians on the use of this laser at various medical meetings and workshops.

See Also: Rosacea and Spider and Varicose Veins