Rosacea and Blood Vessels
Rosacea is a medical dermatologic condition causing redness, bumps and flushing of the skin. The cause of this irritating and uncomfortable disorder is not completely understood. Prescription creams and washes as well as oral medications such as Doxycycline can help control Rosacea and limit the repercussions of broken capillaries and skin texture changes. Avoidance of sunlight, heat, alcohol and spicy foods can be helpful. Early treatment by one of our board certified dermatologists can be very beneficial. For more information on Rosacea, click here.
Redness and visible capillaries of the skin can also be the result of chronic sun damage. Ultraviolet light creates damage to collagen resulting in thinning of the skin and fragility, revealing the superficial dilated capillaries primarily on the cheeks, nose, neck and chest. Fortunately procedures such as the Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation can come to the rescue. These safe, noninvasive treatments can reduce and eliminate the visible blood vessels and tone down the redness while improving the texture of the skin. Sun protection including sun screen and hat are of the utmost importance in minimizing sun damage.