Broken capillaries or spider veins are a common skin concern that is not always easy to treat. While these capillaries are not harmful, they can become unsightly, because they don’t disappear over time. However, as more research has been done about how to treat broken capillaries, several laser and light based treatment options that can remove them are now available.
What are broken capillaries?
When the tiny veins located just below the surface of the skin break or rupture, they are referred to as broken capillaries. The walls of the veins often become weak due to excessive expansion and contraction. This may be caused by a number of different factors including pregnancy, hormonal changes, menopause, and excess sun exposure.
Broken capillaries usually show up on the face, especially around the chin, cheeks, and nose. However, they can also be seen on the chest and neck. The condition is very common in people with existing skin problems such as rosacea (learn more).
Correct Broken Capillaries with AFT
Advanced Fluorescence Technology or AFT, has proven to be highly effective in correcting vascular irregularities like broken capillaries. AFT is a non-invasive technology that utilizes pulsed light.
The AFT device emits high intensity pulses of broadband light that penetrate the skin, and target the broken capillaries. This causes the capillary to collapse, after which it is reabsorbed by the body.
The AFT procedure is safe, effective, and relatively painless. Most patients notice a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin after treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about how to treat broken capillaries, you can contact Sona Med Spa in Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR. For the Memphis practice please call 901-683-8220, and 501-2287662 for Little Rock.