Dr. Haus Dermatology

Broken Blood Vessels on Face

Do You Have Broken Blood Vessels on Your Face and Nose?

Small red veins (also sometimes called thread veins) become visible when the blood vessels or capillaries close to the surface of the skin dilate, creating the appearance that they have in fact burst or are broken. Red veins can appear all over the face, but are particularly common on the cheeks, on the sides of the nose or around the nostrils, and also on the chin.

The medical term used to describe this condition is Telangiectasia.

There can be a number of causes for Telangiectasia, but in most people it is due to one of the many types of Rosacea.

How Do We Remove Red Veins?

There are several ways to improve the appearance of red veins on the face.

Some people advocate the use of topical creams (either prescription medicine or over the counter products) but in our experience this will most likely only be a temporary solution.

For permanent removal of the veins causing facial redness, treatment with light energy from lasers is exceptionally effective.  The energy produced by the laser precisely targets the haemoglobin beneath the skin’s surface, with the result that the red veins then quickly disappear. The lasers that we use target only the redness that we want to remove and so do not heat any surrounding skin tissue.

We can help both men and women with treatments for red veins and burst blood vessels. Depending on the severity of your condition, good improvement can usually be seen after the first treatment, with the best results achieved after 2 to 6 treatments.

Next Steps

If you would like to know more about treatments to improve any red veins or broken vessels on your face, we offer complimentary assessments with a nurse or clinical practitioner.

You may also book a consultation to discuss your condition with one of our Dermatologists.

Please telephone us on +44 20 7935 6358, send an enquiry using the Contact Us Page or email [email protected]drhausdermatology.com and we will be happy to assist.


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