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Broken Capillaries

Broken capillaries are dilated or enlarged blood vessels that reflect past trauma or damage to the skin. Learn about the common causes of this damage and how we can fix it.

Broken capillaries can simply vanish

Trauma can cause red blotches on the surface on your skin as evidence of the broken blood vessels beneath, but the good news is that nearly all can vanish in moments. Let’s explore a few lifestyle and treatment options for reducing the appearance of broken capillaries and putting your confidence back to your skin.

Broken capillaries often result from skin trauma or disturbances. For instance, people with acne who squeeze their skin are more prone to broken blood vessels, as are people with chronic sun damage and rosacea. Even intense sneezing can cause broken capillaries to surface!

Broken capillaries also show up in people with a range of physical traits and lifestyle choices. If you live in areas with intense climates or engage in regular drinking, smoking, or rigorous microdermabrasion, you may be more likely to develop the condition.

Left untreated, broken capillaries will continue to worsen in appearance. There are several measures you can take to prevent this and they start with a strong skincare routine.

Hot water can lead to a worsening of broken blood vessels so sticking to cooler water and anti-inflammatory ingredients whenever you wash your face is always a good idea. Making sure you have an adequate sun protection routine can also work at preventing further damage and visibility. 

You should also start using vitamin C supplements and serums and high-quality moisturisers if you aren’t already, stored in the fridge for maximum benefit.

Alcohol can also contribute to the problem, so consider cutting down your alcohol consumption and replacing it with water where possible.

Constantly flushed skin can become a source of stress and social anxiety. If you find that your mental and emotional state is affected, it’s a good idea to seek treatment.

There are a range of home remedies you can try to lessen the appearance of broken capillaries, including apple cider vinegar and horse chestnut applied directly to the face.

If these natural options are not effective in reducing the redness in your skin, more intensive options like retinoids, laser therapy, LED therapy, and sclerotherapy injections may provide some relief.

A skincare professional will be able to determine the cause of the persistent red flushes and find a treatment that works for you. 

Broken capillaries treatment options

If your skin has weathered more than its fair share of damage over the years, you may be prone to broken capillaries. Regular flare-ups of broken capillaries may point to another condition such as rosacea. Our careful assessment of your skin care goals and access to advanced skin assessment technology makes it easy to choose the best treatment and routine for your skin type. 


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