Broken Capillaries On Face - How To Treat Them

Broken Capillaries On Face – How To Treat Them

By: - Disease & Illness - September 16, 2011
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If you have broken capillaries on face or nose, you know how embarrassing and unattractive they can be. Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body and they connect larger arteries and veins in the body for the exchange of oxygen, lipids and other products in the body. They are so small that red blood cells must fold in half in order to get through them. Broken capillaries on face and nose are usually caused by genetics but can also be caused by heavy alcohol use, eating a lot of spicy food or too much sun exposure.

The first thing you should do for broken capillaries on nose or face is to make an appointment with the dermatologist. Though you may be able to treat the capillaries with over the counter or natural remedies, you need to know how bad the problem is before attempting to treat it. The absolute best treatment for broken capillaries is laser treatment. This is no big deal. The laser treatment is done right in your dermatologist’s office and only takes about 15-20 minutes per session.

If you are not keen on having laser treatment done for broken capillaries on face and nose, prescription medications are available that can shrink them and sometimes even make them completely disappear. If you do not have prescription coverage available there are similar over the counter medications that can work to a lesser degree. If these medications are going to work, you should see results in about 10 days. If you don’t see any results in that time frame, laser treatment may be your only option.

There are some home remedies you can try if you have broken capillaries on nose and face. You can start by mixing homemade rose water or chamomile in with your facial moisturizer. Both are naturally calming for your skin. Even drinking chamomile tea can work. If you use facial cream with vitamin C or make a homemade mask with vitamin C, you can prevent future broken capillaries on nose and face. When you use these home remedies to treat broken capillaries you should know that they will not work overnight. You need to at least give them several weeks or months to see any results.

Again, if none of the above treatments work, your best bet would be to certainly see a dermatologist. In this instance, modern medicine may have a slight advantage over the natural products you can use from home.