Broken Capillaries Treatment in Austin

Broken capillaries can lead to unsightly and uncomfortable blemishes. At Glo Med Spa in Austin, we offer the most advanced laser treatments for broken capillaries.

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What Are Broken Capillaries?

Capillaries are the smallest of a body’s blood vessels and are parts of its microcirculation, connecting arteries and veins, helping to enable the exchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and many other nutrients between blood and the tissues.

Their endothelial linings are only one cell layer thick, measuring 5 to 10 microns in diameter (.005 – .01 mm), so they can be extremely fragile and easily damaged. These tiny vessels may be visible on the skin surface, especially where skin is thin, such as the face. Broken capillaries (known in the medical world as telangiectasia) look like thin red threads on the skin that have a webbed appearance, which is why they are often called spider veins.

Spider veins are most commonly found around the nose, cheeks, mouth, neck, as well as the upper chest and legs.

People with fair skin are more prone to having broken capillaries than people with a dark or olive complexion. In addition, those with dry and dehydrated skin, as well as sensitive skin, have thinner and less protected layers of tissue, therefore making them more susceptible to this condition. Broken capillaries can be caused by trauma to the skin, age, genetics, hormones, environmental factors (such as sunburn or windburn) and a variety of medical conditions.

An Individualized Approach

Helping you look and feel your best is our mission. We utilize the most innovative, and science driven approaches to create personalized treatment plans for our clients to accentuate their natural beauty.

— Lilly Malivackas
Spa Manager and Licensed Aesthetician

What's the best way to treat broken capillaries?

IPL Photofacial

Another treatment option for broken capillaries and spider veins is our IPL Photofacial. This procedure utilizes Intense Pulsed Light for a gentle treatment that is safe, painless, and requires no significant recovery time. IPL sends light through the skin to target the red or brown undesirable tissue, and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed.

The process is gradual and therefore, more gentle than traditional laser therapies. The IPL Photofacial treats many skin conditions including:

  • Rosacea
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Unwanted Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Sun damage

The treatment normally takes about five sessions and results begin to appear after one or two sessions. During this process, collagen production is stimulated, rejuvenating the skin, shrinking pores, and filling in fine lines and indentations. The result is healthier, younger looking skin.

World-Class Treatments and Service

At Glo Med Spa Austin, we offer our patients a full spectrum of the world’s most effective aesthetic treatments. Our range of anti-aging therapies create extraordinary results. We are known for our artistry, dedication to our patients, and our world-class treatments and service.

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What to expect from your treatment?

During your consultation at our office, your care team will discuss the length and frequency of each treatment according to your specific needs as well as the best way to treat broken capillaries in your particular case.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions, so that you know exactly what to expect during and after the procedure. Patients are also provided with complete post-procedural care instructions to help maintain the results of your IPL or V-beam treatment.

"Our patients are always pleasantly surprised with the ease, affordability, and outcome of their aesthetic treatments. We aim for nothing less than outstanding, life changing cosmetic enhancements."

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