Glo Med Spa & Wellness
Broken Capillaries Treatment in Austin, TX
Glo Med Spa & Wellness offers Broken Capillaries Treatment in order to get rid of their appearance and help achieve spotless skin free of broken capillaries. We are conveniently located at 9801 Anderson Mill Road Suite 120 Austin, TX 78750. For more information, call us or simply make an appointment online. We are open 5 days a week!
Broken capillaries can lead to unsightly and uncomfortable blemishes. At Glo Med Spa & Wellness in Austin, we offer the most advanced laser treatments for broken capillaries.
What Are Broken Capillaries?
Capillaries are the smallest of a body’s blood vessels and are parts of its microcirculation, connecting arteries and veins, helping to enable the exchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and many other nutrients between blood and the tissues.
Their endothelial linings are only one cell layer thick, measuring 5 to 10 microns in diameter (.005 – .01 mm), so they can be extremely fragile and easily damaged. These tiny vessels may be visible on the skin surface, especially where skin is thin, such as the face. Broken capillaries (known in the medical world as telangiectasia) look like thin red threads on the skin that have a webbed appearance, which is why they are often called spider veins.
Spider veins are most commonly found around the nose, cheeks, mouth, neck, as well as the upper chest and legs.
People with fair skin are more prone to having broken capillaries than people with a dark or olive complexion. In addition, those with dry and dehydrated skin, as well as sensitive skin, have thinner and less protected layers of tissue, therefore making them more susceptible to this condition. Broken capillaries can be caused by trauma to the skin, age, genetics, hormones, environmental factors (such as sunburn or windburn) and a variety of medical conditions.
What’s the best way to treat broken capillaries?
Another treatment option for broken capillaries and spider veins is our IPL Photofacial. This procedure utilizes Intense Pulsed Light for a gentle treatment that is safe, painless, and requires no significant recovery time. IPL sends light through the skin to target the red or brown undesirable tissue, and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed.
The process is gradual and therefore, more gentle than traditional laser therapies. The IPL Photofacial treats many skin conditions including:
- Enlarged Pores
- Unwanted Freckles
- Age Spots
- Visible blood vessels
- Sun damage
The treatment normally takes about five sessions and results begin to appear after one or two sessions. During this process, collagen production is stimulated, rejuvenating the skin, shrinking pores, and filling in fine lines and indentations. The result is healthier, younger looking skin.
What to expect from your treatment?
During your consultation at our office, your care team will discuss the length and frequency of each treatment according to your specific needs as well as the best way to treat broken capillaries in your particular case.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions, so that you know exactly what to expect during and after the procedure. Patients are also provided with complete post-procedural care instructions to help maintain the results of your IPL or V-beam treatment.