When blood vessels burst, the blood under the skin’s surface can look quite worrying – especially when it is on the face, hands, arms or legs, where it can be seen.
The burst blood vessel can appear in a number of ways:
- Small dots
- Specific veins
- Larger areas
Sometimes the burst blood vessels will clear up of their own accord – this is usually the case when they have arisen due to an injury.
However, some people develop thread veins or spider veins that are more than temporary in nature. These can be a result of exposure to the sun, wind or extreme cold. They are also more common with ageing and in patients who smoke and/or drink alcohol regularly.
Once these thread veins have appeared, these may not to go away of their own accord, as the damaged veins are not able to repair themselves.
Burst Blood Vessel Treatments
When burst blood vessels lead to longer term visible spider veins or thread veins, there are treatments that can be used to help.
The London Vein Treatment Centre offers a variety of options, depending on the nature of the condition being treated:
- Laser thread vein treatment using advanced Harmony XL Pro laser machine, which provides a gentle and effective treatment for spider veins on the face and smaller thread veins.
- Micro-cautery laser is also available at all of the company’s skin treatment centres
- Larger thread veins, such as those found on the legs or thighs, can be treated with sclerotherapy injections
All treatments target the problem capillaries, vessels or veins in order to damage and destroy them, so that the veins shrink, shrivel up and then disappear. The blood flows through deeper, healthier vessels and veins and is not visible at the skin’s surface.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer treatment for spider veins using the latest techniques with GMC-registered doctors and surgeons. They also offer advanced laser varicose vein treatment at the London Vein Treatment Centre.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.