Capillaries (small blood vessels) are a normal part of the composition of the body, but usually are not visible. With age, some may be seen, most often around the nose and on the cheeks and appear as networks of small, red or bluish lines. The medical term for this condition is telangiectasia. The causes of visible capillaries are numerous, but are often found in middle aged individuals with fair skin who have had considerable exposure to the sun. Facial capillaries often accompany symptoms of Rosacea as well.
Treatment for Facial Capillaries:
PhotoFacial with AFT Pulsed Light can be very effective in completely erasing facial capillaries. Depending on the severity of the problem, a series of treatments may be recommended for optimal outcomes. Larger vessels may be treated with the Yag Laser which typically achieves complete closure and sealing of the vessels by utilizing the longer wavelength available in this technology. To prevent the reoccurrence of the condition, it is very important that you protect the skin at all times with a sunblock containing SPF30 or above.
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