Broken Capillaries


Broken Capillaries are a cosmetic problem which usually occurs on the face. Most likely caused by the sun, age, excessive facial scrubbing or excessive alcohol consumption.

…so what exactly are Broken Capillaries?

They are they ugly red spots and spidery shapes that appear mainly on the nose and cheeks. They occur when tiny capillaries have been stretched so often by the pressure from larger veins that they have become permanently dilated. This then weakens the capillary walls causing them to rupture easily. When the walls rupture, blood then seeps out and flows down along the pathway surrounding the capillaries. When the blood dries the result is a web like bruising.


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