Broken Capillaries

Facts and treatments for Vessels and Broken Capillaries

Clear your complexion from unsightly veins, vessels and broken capillaries. Our medispa has all of the latest non surgical treatments available to minimise broken blood vessels, including IPL, Nd:YAG and Vasculyse 2G.

What are broken capillaries?

Spider veins occur when blood vessels are dilated just beneath the surface of the skin. These appear on the skin as small red or pink veins that spread out into a web-shaped form.

Broken blood vessels typically increase in appearance with age. While broken capillaries can develop anywhere on the body, they are most common on the face (usually the cheeks or nose), chest and legs. People with thin, dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin are amongst those most commonly affected.

Although broken capillaries are harmless, they usually do not heal on their own and can be hard to conceal, often leading to a decrease in self-confidence.

What causes broken capillaries?

Broken capillaries occur when the capillary wall weakens due to rapid contraction and expansion. This causes the muscles to tear and blood to seep out, resulting in those unsightly red veins.

Some people are more prone to broken capillaries than others. While they may be more common amongst ageing individuals and those with skin problems, broken capillaries do not necessarily indicate an underlying condition. In fact, anyone can develop spider veins, regardless of age.

Some of the factors that cause broken blood vessels include:

  • Heredity and genetics
  • Weather changes
  • Sun exposure
  • Environmental or chemical irritants
  • Rosacea
  • Injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol consumption

Our solutions

Ready to clear your skin of unsightly imperfections? Depending on the extent of your broken blood vessels, we can improve the appearance of your skin using a number of medical grade technologies. Here at Dr Anh’s Medispa, we offer a number of treatments to reduce broken capillaries, including:


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments use a broad spectrum of visible light to correct broken blood vessels. IPL works by heating the spider veins to the point of destruction. Once the blood can no longer circulate, the capillaries will lose their colour and, in time, will be re-absorbed by the body.

Vasculyse 2G

Vasculyse 2G is a thermacoagulation treatment used to correct skin imperfections beneath the skin’s surface. By generating targeted heat energy, treatments are capable of effectively and immediately eliminating the appearance of spider veins, without damaging the skin. In time, new healthy capillaries will regenerate and the appearance of the skin will improve.


Nd:YAG laser treatments use light and heat to target damaged cells. This deep-penetrating laser seeks out broken blood vessels in the skin to eliminate them from the dermal layer. As an ablative treatment, Nd:YAG is highly effective at minimising the appearance of spider veins and other unsightly veins.

Every patient is different, and not all treatments will be right for you. If you’re wanting to determine the best way to treat your broken capillaries, the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Anh to develop a personalised treatment plan. If you would like to learn more about our treatments for broken capillaries or to request an appointment, contact Dr Anh Plastic Surgeon, Medispa and Wellness Clinic today.