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Let’s Talk About Facial Broken Capillaries
What are they? Broken capillaries are enlarged or dilated blood vessels right beneath the surface of the skin. They appear as small red veiny looking splotches typically around your nose, cheeks or chin. They are common among people who already have sensitive skin and may be prone to rosacea or acne. They are also known as ‘spider veins’ because they have a spider or branch-like pattern. They can also typically be found on other areas of the body, like your legs or chest.
What is the cause? These can be caused from 1 of 2 reasons-- 1.Genetics or 2. An external disturbance. Having fair or sensitive skin could make it easier for you to get these broken capillaries on your face, you might just be prone to it. Outside sources that cause broken capillaries can be the following: hot or cold temperature extremes; excessive pressure from harsh extractions, such as extracting a pimple or blackhead with too much pressure; too much sun, a lot of UV damage, or extreme smoking or drinking. The broken capillaries on the sides of the nose can be caused by allergies and repeated nose blowing as well. They are far more common in the winter months due to a constant change in temperature from cold outside to hot inside. Hot and cold water temperatures can cause broken capillaries too. These are all related to an individual’s lifestyle and all you may need to do is make a minor change to your routine to prevent more from surfacing. They can also appear during pregnancy or if you suffered a head injury that caused bruising resulting in broken blood vessels.
How to treat them?
Small changes such as avoiding harsh extractions, wearing a higher SPF sunscreen during the day or washing your face with lukewarm water and gentle ingredients can restrain future blemishes. All of these small things may help to prevent the broken capillaries from appearing. There is no easy way to get rid of them on your own with the snap of your fingers. To remove broken capillaries, we recommend Radiofrequency Thermal Coagulation. This is a great solution for getting rid of these “face spiders.”
At Anika Skincare we have a non-invasive solution for facial broken capillaries: Radiofrequency Thermal Coagulation. This method uses low radio frequency and high radio frequency technology. A small probe is used to contact the skin and vaporize and dry the affected area, whether it is located on your nose, cheeks or anywhere on your face. This will create small crusts that will eventually heal and flake off of your face. It can be used on all skin types no matter what age, ethnicity or color. Why get laser treatment when this method does not harm or damage your skin?
Contact Teresa Paquin, Licensed Aesthetician- Certified in Radio Frequency at 603-595-0224 to learn more about what treatment will work best for you!
Written by Megan Ward
Teresa Paquin, Licensed NH Aesthetician and Makeup Artist - offers skincare and makeup consultations by phone for individuals who cannot come into the Hudson, NH location. Or, have product questions. See what Anika clients are saying! Testimonies . Please call 603.595.0224
Teresa's background and education
Teresa has worked in the makeup industry since she was 19 years old. Her education was in Boston and NYC in Film, TV, and Fashion & Beauty makeup. Teresa’s work has been featured in national magazines where she also served as a Beauty Contributor for Allured Publishing in the beauty industry. She was chosen by Allured Publishing to be their Creative Director for several years, creating the covers of their magazines, doing the model makeup, choosing the photographers, models and themes according to their editorial calendar. She has been a freelance Makeup Artist for film, television, weddings, beauty makeovers which included teaching beauty industry professionals classes.
In addition to her makeup work, Teresa is a skincare formulator, and NH Aesthetician, where she provides skincare and makeup services for her NH & MA clients, and operates an e-commerce beauty store.
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