Broken Capillaries

Treatments available for broken capillaries


Broken Capillaries

Broken Capillaries also known as spider veins or telangiectasia as the medical term, are tiny broken red veins. This skin condition is most commonly found in the nose and cheek area. These small red or pink ‘threads’ are part of the extensive vein network that carries the blood supply of the face. 

When the walls of these tiny veins narrow and widen too quickly, they may tear, allowing blood to seep out and visibly mark the area of damage. If they break, they will not return to their normal condition. 

Common causes of broken capillaries include:

Individuals with dehydrated, dry and sensitive skin often have thinner tissue, which allows more trauma to the veins. While heredity plays a part (and fair, thin-skinned people are most prone), broken capillaries are most often caused by environmental factors such as:

  • Hormones
  • Genetics 
  • Sun exposure
  • Extreme temperature changes
  • Sunburn
  • Windburn
  • Trauma (i.e. squeezing pimples)
  • Constant pressure (i.e. wearing glasses)
  • Smoking
  • High alcohol consumption


How to Get Rid of Broken Capillaries?

To get rid of Broken Capillaries you must have cosmetic treatments applied. That said, you should book a consultation to determine your best options for light or dark skin, as we will  also consider your medical history. 

For longer lasting results, you will have to maintain your treatments in combination with dermatologist recommended skincare.


Treatments for Broken Capillaries

At Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic, we offer non-surgical treatments that can help you manage broken capillaries. We can also combine treatments for longer lasting results.

Intense Pulsed Light

IPL Photofacial provinces the ideal wavelength of light energy to destroy broken capillaries, coagulating the blood in them to be carried away by your immune system.

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Venus Viva™

Venus Viva targets a wide range of skin conditions including redness and hyperpigmentation including capillaries and melasma.

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Skincare Products to Reduce Broken Capillaries

All of our skincare products are medical grade and dermatologist-recommended. We offer free shipping in Canada on orders over $150. 

SkinMedica Retinol Complex

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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

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