Unwanted Broken Blood Vessels (Telangiectasias)

It’s estimated that over 50% of women and 1/3 of men will form visible facial veins in their lifetime. For many, they are undesirable and make people look older and less attractive. While unsightly, these dilated tiny vessels may be associated with specific skin diseases such as rosacea. Prolonged sun exposure over one’s life definitely contributes to their development.

Broken blood vessels or telangiectasias are most commonly seen around the cheeks or nose and are caused when capillaries enlarge and dilate. They may be red, purple, or both.

Treatment

Generally speaking, laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments are the gold standard and deliver the best, most consistent results. Safe and effective, they offer natural-looking improvement. These facial broken blood vessels can be treated with great accuracy. We treat only the desired vessel and the adjacent skin is not disturbed or injured. This means that only the targeted veins will be treated and the surrounding skin and tissue are unaffected. At Skin Care Physicians of Georgia, we have state of the art lasers and IPL treatments that often clear these unwanted spots in a single treatment.

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