Are small, red and purple veins on your face plaguing you? You are not alone; burst capillaries (spider veins) happen to many people, and for many reasons. Genetics play a part in the problem, as do conditions like rosacea, sun damage, trauma, and the natural process of age. Broken facial capillaries are more common as we age because our skin is less able to heal after trauma, and it becomes thinner.

While there is nothing you can do about genetic susceptibility to facial spider veins, you can take precautions to protect your skin. Aggressive exfoliating can be damaging to your skin’s resilience, as well as repeated sun and wind exposure. Trauma, such as manipulating blemishes can damage the skin. Ingestion of caffeine, alcohol, and spices can increase the risks of spider veins.

Forever Young BBL Photofacial

At Inverness Dermatology and Laser, we highly recommend Forever Young BBL treatments for broken facial capillaries. BBL (Broad Band Light Therapy) is the use of laser light to treat skin conditions. The device emits many wavelengths to treat multiple conditions. This therapy often requires a few sessions, but it is a very gentle treatment for the signs of broken facial capillaries.

If spider veins are troubling you, come to Inverness Dermatology and Laser. Ask us about BBL treatments and other potential solutions for your skincare needs.