Broken Capillaries

Broken Capillaries (or Telangiectasia) also known as Spider Veins are essentially tiny blood vessels that have become visible on the skin’s surface. Appearing as small pink or red threads under the skin surface, they occur when the capillary walls (responsible for carrying blood to the skin) become weakened from contracting and expanding too quickly. As the skin thins out, the blood in the capillaries network becomes visible on the skin’s surface, creating the impression of a spider web, hence the term spider veins.

Measuring between 0.5-2.0mm in diameter, they are most commonly found on the facial area (nose, cheeks, forehead and chin) and sometimes on the body (especially in the upper thigh area and below the knee). Although fair complexions are more susceptible to developing broken capillaries, especially in the facial area, darker complexions are not immune. Anybody with thin, dry, dehydrated and/or sensitive skin has a weakened skin structure, and is more prone to developing this condition.

Contributing factors include:

  • Sun/UV damage
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy and hormonal changes
  • Injury/trauma (including constant skin pressure i.e. wearing glasses, squeezing acne)
  • Skin conditions (such as Rosacea or severe Acne)
  • Medication
  • Natural ageing process
  • Environmental (hot weather, extreme temperature changes between hot and cold, prolonged direct face exposure to artificial heating and air-conditioning/wind, use of harsh chemical cleaners)
  • Lifestyle (poor diet, heavy alcohol consumption, smoking, spicy foods, hot drinks, allergies)

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  • Step 1 – We invest significant time in your initial skin consultation to listen and fully understand your skin concerns, identify the contributing factors, your needs and goals.
  • Step 2 – Next is an in-depth diagnostic assessment of your skin at the deeper levels which will reveal its true condition and health, and expose any hidden issues before they come to the surface.
  • Step 3 – We present you with honest feedback, a range of appropriate treatment options, prescriptive skincare specific to your skin’s needs, and explain the results you can expect. We also guide you on improving and maintaining your results through diet and nutrition.

On their own, all of our treatments deliver effective results. When combined in a complementary multi-treatment program (Super-Charged Combination Therapy), they work at different levels within your skin to deliver visibly superior, more effective, targeted and longer-lasting results.

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