Broken Blood Vessels

Broken blood vessels; causes and treatments

Broken blood vessels on our faces can lead to unsightly red and blue lines appearing on our noses, cheeks and chins. These don’t pose any health risks but they may be unwanted.

While we may try to conceal these blemishes with makeup, creams and other cosmetic remedies, these only cover up the problem spots and they’re unable to make the broken blood vessels shrink or disappear.

How do broken blood vessels form on our faces?

There are several different factors that contribute to the formation of broken blood vessels on our faces. Some of these are preventable while others are unavoidable, and people can experience them at a young age.The most common causes of broken blood vessels on our faces stems from prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun. This causes the veins directly under our skin to dilate and expand, making them more noticeable.

Heredity, genetics and aging are also contributing factors. In other instances, broken blood vessels will form on the faces of individuals with rosacea.

Further, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes, especially regularly and chronically, will dilate veins and lead to broken blood vessels.

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How to get rid of broken blood vessels on our faces?

Although certain unpreventable conditions can make these unsightly veins appear on our face, thankfully, there is a simple and effective solution.

ThreeForMe™ laser treatment uses an uncomplicated process to eliminate broken blood vessels, remove wrinkles and get rid of other unwanted skin blemishes like sunspots and brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure.

First, an Intense Pulse Light targets the broken capillaries and coagulates the vessels causing them to disappear. In addition, the IPL addresses age spots, sun damage, freckles and other types of discoloration.

Next, a microbeam laser will be used to help stimulate collagen and elastin production within your skin to increase the support structure which has diminished over time. This will result in the smoothing out of wrinkles, scars, fine lines and other skin imperfections on your face. By addressing these three aspects at once, ThreeForMe™ makes complete skin revitalization a possibility.

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Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.


Is ThreeForMe right for me?

ThreeForMe laser treatments can be safely used on most skin types and for common aging and sun-related skin conditions including wrinkles, sun spots and facial vessels. During your consultation, your physician will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of personal factors.

How many treatments will I need?

A typical course of treatment involves 1-3 treatments at one-month intervals. However, everyone’s skin conditions are different so your physician will customize the treatment for optimal results on your skin. They will discuss your specific treatment plan during your consultation.

What does the treatment feel like?

During ThreeForMe treatments most people feel only minimal discomfort. During the treatment you may feel some mild cooling as the laser is guided over the treatment area along with a slight sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band. After the treatment, you may experience minor redness and swelling similar to a mild sunburn for a couple days.

How long are treatments?

Treatments are quick and last about 30 minutes.

Is there any downtime?

Typically, you can resume regular daily activities the same day as your treatment although due to some redness and swelling you may experience a day or two of downtime.

Is it safe?

ThreeForMe laser treatments are clinically proven to be safe and effective.123

When can I expect to see results?

You will see continued improvement in the skin’s appearance during and after a course of 1-3 treatments with visible results after each individual treatment. You may see results in facial veins immediately after the treatment along with a darkening of the brown spots. These spots will flake off over the next one to three weeks leaving you with a glowing appearance. Lastly, you will see progressive results on any fine lines, wrinkles or scarring over the next six months as your skin naturally responds to the treatment.


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