Broken Capillaries

Those Tiny Red Lines: Understanding Broken Capillaries

Have you ever noticed little red lines on your face, especially around your nose or cheeks? These could be broken capillaries, also known as telangiectasia. While they’re usually harmless, they can be a cosmetic concern for some people.

At Sisä Skincare we use various treatments to soothe broken capillaries including Lumecca IPL that offer great results against broken capillaries.

What are broken capillaries?

Broken Capillaries

Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin. When these capillaries weaken or break, they can become dilated and visible near the surface of the skin, appearing as red lines or spiderwebs.

What causes broken capillaries?

There are several factors that can contribute to broken capillaries, including:

  • Sun exposure: UV rays damage the skin’s collagen, which can weaken blood vessel walls.
  • Ageing: As we age, our skin naturally becomes thinner and more fragile, making capillaries more prone to breakage.
  • Rosacea: This chronic skin condition causes redness, flushing, and inflammation, which can lead to broken capillaries.
  • Genetics: Some people are simply more predisposed to developing broken capillaries than others.
  • Lifestyle factors: Straining during activities like weightlifting, chronic coughing or sneezing, and even spicy foods can all contribute to broken capillaries.

Preventing broken capillaries:

The best way to deal with broken capillaries is to prevent them in the first place. Here are some tips:

  • Sun protection: Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day, even on cloudy days.
  • Gentle skincare: Avoid harsh scrubs, rubbing your face, and extreme temperatures (hot water, saunas).
  • Healthy lifestyle: Maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, and avoid smoking.

How Lumecca IPL Can Help

Lumecca IPL: Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a popular and non-invasive treatment for broken capillaries. It works by delivering pulses of light that target the hemoglobin in the broken vessels. The light heats the hemoglobin, causing the vessel walls to collapse and shrink. Over time, the broken capillaries fade and become less noticeable.

Lumecca IPL is a good option for those seeking a non-invasive and potentially faster solution compared to other treatments like sclerotherapy or electrosurgery.


The benefits of Lumecca IPL

  • Lumecca IPL targets both pigmentation and redness. It disrupts melanin production for even skin tone and constricts broken capillaries.
  • This treatment targets redness and small capillaries. Precise light triggers controlled heating within these vessels. They gradually constrict, and disappear.
  • The light pulses stimulate collagen production, which can help in minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a smoother look.
  • A standout feature of Lumecca IPL therapy is the conveience and comfort of the treatment sessions. They are often completed within 30 minutes.