Facial veins, broken capillaries and Rosacea can be bothersome, and in some cases painful. Luckily, for both broken capillaries and facial redness, there are incredible results that can be achieved simply by using the right products and acquiring the right procedures. From a medical standpoint, there’s no known “cure” for Rosacea, however once again when using the right products and procedures, you can alleviate some, if not most of the symptoms.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, characterised by semi-permanent or permanent erythema (extreme facial redness.) In some, not all, cases it’s even accompanied by pimples and a burning sensation.
Facial Redness (erythema) is a less severe condition that can vary from occasion reddening (blushing), to a point where the cheeks or entire face is red most of the time.
Capillaries (commonly referred to as “spider veins”), usually appear around the nose, cheeks and chin, and are mostly just unsightly. While it’s common for people with Rosacea to have broken capillaries and semi-permanent to permanent facial redness, people who have broken capillaries or facial redness don’t necessarily have Rosacea.
So, what causes these conditions? Broken capillaries can be caused by a number of different reasons, but the good news is a number of them are preventable. Typically though, the most common cause is sun damage, or excess dilation from a source of inflammation/irritation. For example, rosacea acne is a common source of this type of inflammation. Excess rubbing of the skin can also aggravate sensitive areas, which helps in increasing the development of broken capillaries, and we often see broken capillaries with people who suffer from alcoholism, which causes the facial blood vessels to dilate excessively.
While the cause for rosacea is not known, there are a number of theories. And while no one can say for sure what actually causes it, there are a number of conditions and even circumstances which can trigger this. Researchers believe that rosacea is hereditary, and part of this research has shown that people with fair skin and blue eyes are more prone to this condition. Rosacea presents with a number of different symptoms including flushing, bumps and pimples, persistent redness and visible blood vessels.
So now you’re probably desperate to know what miracle treatment is going to help you combat these conditions… luckily, it’s really not as bad as it sounds. Incredible advances in modern technology combined with superior knowledge of our skin and how it works, means there are now a number of treatment options which can reverse signs and symptoms, reduce vascular components, soothe the skin and reduce irritation (plus so much more), giving you skin you love being in. Typically the most common treatments for all these conditions include:
- Topically applied creams and serums that can soothe the skin and help rebuild and strengthen your skins barrier, promoting a healthy complexion
- Medical Grade Peels are designed to calm the skin and reduce irritation. These highly specialised milder peels deliver astounding results, even for people with super sensitive skin.
- Laser treatment – perhaps the greatest advancement in the treatment of skin conditions, laser treatment continues to successfully treat people with these skin conditions with impressive results.
If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, a full Skin Rejuvenation Clinic will determine what treatment option is best for you to achieve a healthy complexion. Symptoms and causes vary from person to person, so it’s important to tailor treatments accordingly.
And last but not least, how can we prevent these conditions? Here are some lifestyle factors you can avoid which are known to make these conditions worse:
- Sun/wind exposure
- Emotional stress
- Spicy foods
- Hot/cold weather/extreme temperatures
- Alcohol consumption
- Heavy exercise