Rosacea

Rosacea and broken facial capillaries

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 the 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.

The first line of treatment is to avoid any triggering or exacerbating factors. Topical antibiotics may be used long-term.

Topical creams

iS Clinical has come up with a range of specially formulated vitamins that can help to control rosacea effectively. A combination of iS Clinical's Pro-heal and Hydracool serum can help to control the symptoms of rosacea by soothing and calming the skin.

Lasers

Lasers are the most effective treatment for facial blood vessels. The most effective laser for treatment of rosacea and facial capillaries is the pulse dye laser. The VBeam 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 VBeam laser is designed so that the energy of the laser gets selectively absorbed by the broken capillaries resulting in their eradication.

If you need more information or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact us at any branch of The Sloane Clinic. We will be pleased to assist you further.

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