Broken Capillaries: Treatment Options Available
If you are looking for information about broken capillaries treatment, then you’ve come to the right place! There are many forms available for the treatment of broken capillaries, several of which we will discuss in this article. First of all, I would like to start off by talking about the most common causes behind broken capillaries. This is a good way of helping you understand how to prevent them from rupturing in the future so that you don’t have to worry about treating your ruptured capillaries as if they were an “outbreak”.
Capillaries are very fine blood vessels that branch off of arteries that run through the body. Their major goal is to supply all of the body’s nooks and crannies with the oxygen-rich blood that is imperative to the body. Sometimes a great deal of pressure against a series of capillaries can cause these tiny tubes to burst. The pressure can be caused by an internal source—such as overdoing it at the gym. Pressure can also occur from an external source, which is most often the case—such as banging your arm on the door frame or being the unlucky looser in a fist fight. The causes behind this pressure are countless!
Normally when capillaries burst they simply create a bruise and/or a knot, then the body heals itself within a few weeks. But sometimes, the pain and bruising goes away and unsightly spider veins are left in the wake. “Spider veins” is a condition that both men and women suffer from but is more likely to affect women—particularly women who are or were pregnant, have fragile skin (particularly the elderly), and too much exposure to tanning beds or the sun. Studies are even showing that people whose immediate relatives suffer from spider or varicose veins are more likely to develop the condition.
Spider veins are named such because the veins branch out in all directions like spider legs. They are usually purple or dark red in color. This form of broken capillaries can occur anywhere on the body, however it is most common on the face—particularly around the nose and mouth. Spider veins on the legs can be bad enough, but occurrences on the face can be devastating to a person’s self esteem, which is why many pursue various treatment options.
The first broken capillaries treatment we will discuss is laser treatment. This may seem a bit extreme, but it is the most likely treatment to be effective against minor capillaries as well as deeply-buried or very capillaries. Laser treatment can often sort the problem in one treatment, but for very severe cases it may be recommended that the patient undergo a series of treatments. The procedure generally lasts about 20 minutes and often does not require the patient to remain overnight at the facility. Laser treatment will stop the capillaries from leaking blood as well as shrink them to minimize the risk of future rupture.
Another form of broken capillaries treatment that may work well for a less severe case is medication. For this, an appointment will need to be scheduled with a dermatologist. The dermatologist will inspect the area and make a formal diagnosis. The doctor will be able to determine the severity of the condition and whether a medication or a cream will be most effective. The dermatologist will need to be made aware of any medication the patient is already taking to ensure that the capillary treatment doesn’t interfere with the other medication(s).
There are a few at-home treatments that some people have reported success with. The first is taking 4mg of Vitamin C and 3mg of the Lysine amino acid daily. The other treatment involves applying a Vitamin K cream regularly to the skin—at least twice a day. These treatments, if effective, will usually take a lot longer to cure the problem than medication and prescription creams; however they are natural approaches that are less likely to produce side effects.