What causes broken capillaries?
Capillaries are the tiny blood vessels just below the surface of the skin. They are extremely fragile, easily damaged and, until recently, difficult to repair. As we age, they sometimes appear around the nose, cheeks and chin. Whether caused by heredity or excessive exposure to sun and wind, their appearance can be aggravated by environmental factors such as spicy food or exercise, or by emotional responses.
How can laser treatment help?
Heat from the laser, applied directly to the affected area, breaks down the already damaged walls of the capillaries, causing them to collapse in on themselves. The destroyed capillaries are then reabsorbed by the body, disappearing entirely. The laser affects only the red area, leaving normal surrounding tissue unaffected.