And How To Get Rid Of Them!

Broken or dilated blood vessels and redness on the skin is something that many people have to deal with – especially as we age or if we suffer with an inflammatory skin disorder such as rosacea. Look closely at your face and you may see them, they are not uncommon, most of us have them!

Also known as broken capillaries or spider veins? They are tiny prominent veins that are visible through the skin. The interesting thing about broken capillaries is that they aren’t truly broken capillaries, they are just capillaries that have been permanently dilated or stretched beyond their capacity causing the appearance of redness or blotches on the skin!


Why Do We Get Dilated Capillaries

The technical term for dilated capillaries is Telangiectasia and there are a number of reasons we might have them. As we age the skin becomes thinner and the appearance of dilated capillaries becomes more prominent. Lifestyle choices can also contribute to their appearance, things like smoking, spicy foods and extreme sports. Exposure to extreme weather can contribute to their appearance. Not to mention hormonal fluctuations in pregnancy or in the menopause! Our skin is delicate and trauma, something as simple as popping a spot can cause broken capillaries! And lastly look at your parents, if one has them you might be more likely to get them too!


You Only Need To Fix Them If You Are Bothered By Their Appearance!

If they are something that bothers you and you want to get rid, then Advanced Electrolysis is a quick and effective way to send them packing, with little to no downtime!

Advanced Electrolysis involves the accurate positioning of a probe over the blood vessel and applying a quick burst of current to the skin’s surface. The vessel will immediately disappear, redness and swelling is commonly expected after treatment, but is temporary and soon subsides. A course of treatments may be required depending on the size of the area effected.


What More Can I Do?

Remember prevention is better than cure, so a good home care routine is essential to prevent further damage to the capillaries. Take a look at your lifestyle and what you might change to prevent broken capillaries occurring in the first place. 


We can’t stress the importance of a healthy diet and an abundance of Vitamin C.  The Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin VIT C promotes collagen production. This helps to, keep the veins walls flexible and strong whilst also having an anti-inflammatory effect.

AlumierMD Calm-R serum is the perfect product to help to reduce any further dilation or the capillaries, especially from spicy foods. It helps to replenish the skins natural protective barrier whilst calming and soothing, reducing the redness.

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