Facial Capillaries

Rosacea is a constant state of inflammation on the skin, and can lead to visible facial capillaries.

Often found on the nose and cheeks, facial capillaries are blood vessels that have narrowed and expanded too quickly, tearing their walls and allowing blood to visibly mark the area of damage. Heredity can have a particularly big impact on whether you will suffer from broken facial capillaries, they are often prevalent in people with fair skin. They will also begin to emerge more often after the age of 30. You’re not alone in suffering from broken facial capillaries though, approximately 1 in every 20 people will suffer from broken facial capillaries or rosacea.

There are a range of factors that can contribute to these unsightly red marks including:

  • Dramatic changes in temperature
  • Chronic sun exposure
  • Age
  • Overuse of cortisone creams
  • Certain autoimmune diseases
  • Genetics
  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Physical exertion
  • Menopause

Dilated facial capillaries and rosacea can be treated with our revolutionary Vein Gogh system.

At Sunshine Vein Clinic, with our practice on the Sunshine Coast, we are proud to be the sole providers of the Vein Gogh Thermolysis system in Queensland. Many medical professionals agree that traditional treatments such as IPL and lasers are far too aggressive for small facial veins – it is like hitting a thumbtack with a sledgehammer. Using Microburst Technology™, the Vein Gogh system gently heats the blood vessel without discomfort or damage, and reduces the appearance of the broken capillary.

The benefits of treating facial capillaries and rosacea with Vein Gogh Thermolysis

  • Comfortable and virtually pain-free treatment.
  • Fast, immediate results.
  • Usually only a single treatment is required for the face.
  • Treats veins without damaging surrounding tissue.
  • No down time.
  • Quick treatment time.

Tips to protect your skin

There are a number of things you can do in order to protect your skin from developing broken capillaries. Sun damage can be a major cause of facial capillaries, so it is suggested that you wear an SPF 30 sunscreen on your skin every day. This can also help to lower your chances of developing skin cancer. Broken capillaries can also occur from pressure on the skin, for instance those who suffer from allergies can often develop facial capillaries around the nose from blowing their nose so often. Remember to be gentle with your skin and this will help to prevent the occurrence of broken capillaries. These tips can help, but will not be able to reverse capillaries that have already broken and are visible, these will require treatment from a vein specialist.

Cost of treatment

Cost of the Vein Gogh is $220 for small areas such as the nose and chin, and $330 for larger area like cheeks or neck /décolletage.

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