Broken Capillaries

Broken capillaries, also known as “telangiectasias,” are dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes that create visible red lines. 

What are broken capillaries?

They occur when the capillary walls expand and contract too quickly, causing them to tear and allowing blood to seep out.

Broken Capillaries Causes

The most common causes are the following:

  • Excess sun exposure
  • Sunburn
  • Sunbeds
  • Smoking
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Stress
  • Over-processing the skin with harsh products

How we can help

We have multiple treatment options to improve the appearance of broken blood vessels, broken capillaries on legs, broken capillaries on nose etc.:

  • Apply vitamin A creams (tretinoin), since they can boost collagen and quality in the skin, adding a skin-strengthening serum to your daily routine.
  • Laser therapy which uses a specific wavelength of light to selectively heat hemoglobin (the protein responsible for the red color of blood) and seal dilated blood vessels.
  • IPL (intense pulsed light) which uses the same concept as laser therapy, but with light that penetrates down to the second layer of the skin without harming the top layer.
  • Facials that reduce redness, soothing, and provide protection from environmental stressors
  • Purchase hydrating cooling products with hydrating and brightening benefits. Consult with your Savant specialist on which products are best suited to you.

How to prevent?

  • Practice sun safety and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen daily
  • Avoid steaming and using overly hot water on the skin and use only warm water
  • Avoid aggressive scrubbing, exfoliating, and pimple-popping
  • Wear protective gear to protect your skin from harsh environmental factors
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods as they can cause vessels to fill with blood, which makes capillaries look more pronounced.

For this concern, you can use one of our standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan procedures:

Advanced Facials


– Healite II LED Light

– Chemical Peels

– Laser Toning

And others depending on the skin state and are of concern. Please bear in mind that finalised treatment plan can be chosen only after face-to-face assessment for the best result.

Treatments for Broken Capillaries

skin booster injections

Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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glutathione injections

Glutathione Injection

Bring instant hydration, a boost of healthy vitamins/nutrients and a touch of brightness to your complexion with our range of IM Booster Shots.

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treatment for melasma, melasma treatment

Laser Toning

SPECTRA XT is the only Laser on the market FDA cleared to treat melasma. This treatment offers many benefits over traditional resurfacing methods.

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skincare procedure that uses high-powered pulses of light to improve the appearance of the skin.

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Fractional Microneedling RF

Many patients want to look younger. With age, the quality and elasticity of the skin deteriorate, creating fine lines and wrinkles,

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Healite II Led Light

Add radiance and rejuvenation to your skin with an LED treatment. It is a gentle alternative to chemical peels for those who have very sensitive skin.

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Results can be sometimes be seen immediately depending on the treatment which is carried out.

Yes, broken capillaries can be removed permanently.

Most times, broken capillaries do not reoccur, however if you are prone to them, maintenance treatments may need to be carried out.

You can treat broken capillaries on legs, however, sometimes it would require doctor’s treatment, depending on the size of the capillaries.

Avoiding anything that can lead to vasodilation such as heat, caffeine, alcohol, and spices will greatly reduce the chances of broken capillaries reoccurring after treatment.

Yes! You can treat broken capillaries on nose easily and results a long lasting.

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