Have you noticed any red, spidery marks underneath your skin and wondered what they are? Those are most likely broken capillaries! They’re totally natural and can occur for many different reasons. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to treat them.
What are broken capillaries?
They originate from disrupted blood vessels under the skin. They usually occur in areas around your nose, cheeks and chin. Although anyone can suffer from broken capillaries, people with lighter skin tones tend to find them more noticeable.
Why do they occur?
A majority of broken capillaries occur due to external environmental factors; this usually refers to drastic temperature changes, UV Damage, windburn, excessive alcohol intake, and scratching or picking at the skin.
Some of them are simply a symptom of ageing skin! Luckily, they can easily be prevented and treated.
How can I prevent them?
There are a few ways you can avoid seeing broken capillaries appear on your face:
- Avoid picking your face (avoid causing any disturbance to the skin’s surface)
- Wear SPF everyday (even when it’s not sunny!)
- Taking care of your skin with a daily skincare routine
- As a general skincare rule of thumb, we recommend regular facial treatments to give your skin extra protection that it might not get otherwise.
How can I treat existing broken capillaries?
Laser Genesis is a super easy, effective way to treat existing broken capillaries. It’s an innovative treatment that we love here at Lavish!
How does Laser Genesis work?
Laser Genesis works by using a pulsed laser technology to reach deeper layers of the skin. The pulsed laser gives the skin some time to cool between pulses, meaning the laser can reach deep layers without burning or harming the skin in any way. Laser Genesis can achieve up to 10,000 pulses per session! These pulses of light help to ease redness in the skin, which diminishes the appearance of broken capillaries.
What are the benefits of Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis treats a plethora of skin conditions, including:
- Broken capillaries
- Scars and enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Redness and rosacea
What to expect during your treatment?
Described best as a subtle warming of the skin, Laser Genesis is a relaxing and soothing treatment which usually takes around 20 minutes per session, depending on your skin’s needs. Clients often liken Laser Genesis to laying under the sun on a warm day. There’s no downtime, so you can resume your day as soon as your treatment is finished.
How many Laser Genesis Treatments will I need to see results?
You will start to see improvements in your skin after your just one treatment! However, we recommend undertaking a full course of treatments to achieve the best possible results. Number of treatments required varies between clients, so we’d love you to visit us in the clinic and we can put together a personalised treatment plan for you.
Drop into the clinic, call us on (03) 9827 9243, or book an appointment online by clicking here.