Broken Capillaries On Nose Causes And Treatment

Broken Capillaries On NoseAs we age it is more common to experience broken capillaries on nose and other parts of the body, notably the legs. Skin becomes thinner and more transparent over time. The skin is therefore less supportive of the capillaries. And the capillaries themselves may weaken with age. Lifestyle choices like excessive alcohol consumption contribute to broken facial capillaries. Medications that like blood thinners and those that keep platelets from clumping together can also be a factor in causing broken capillaries on the face. Some researchers blame temperature changes, standing for long periods of time, fluctuating hormones and heredity as well. Thread veins and spider veins are two common terms used to describe broken capillaries on nose or other parts of the body.

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If you have tried creams without success, the next step is to turn to a dermatologist or vein specialist. There are two basic choices to treat broken capillaries on nose. Neither technique for thread vein removal requires surgery. The first method is called sclerotherapy. This treatment for broken capillaries on nose takes less than an hour. The doctor will use a very thin needle filled with a solution that is injected into the vein. Over time the vein fades until it is gone. You may need more than one treatment with this technique. The second treatment uses lasers. Laser light is used to eliminate the veins over the course of several treatments. Although there are no injections with laser therapy, there is some risk of burning, blistering and scarring. Be sure to discuss the pros and cons with your health professional.