Did you know that broken capillaries are actually vessels that widen and cause red patches to appear on the face area. In fact, this condition is more commonly experienced by people with fair, thin, and sensitive skin, or by those of you who have a skin disease called rosacea. Some of the techniques that are considered the most effective for treating ruptured capillaries are laser therapy and intense pulsed light (IPL). However, generally you need to do several times the therapeutic process so that the traces of redness on the face are completely gone. In addition, neither of them can prevent the condition from happening again. If you want, you can also use natural remedies and/or other prevention methods to free your facial skin from these disorders.
Method 1 of 3: Performing Laser Therapy
Step 1. Discuss various treatment options with your doctor
One of them is laser therapy, which uses concentrated energy to heat the capillaries beneath the skin to effectively remove one ruptured vessel after another. In addition, there are intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies that work in a similar way, but target a wider area. Consult the type of treatment that will be most effective in dealing with your problem with your doctor. In some cases, doctors may combine the two in order to get maximum results.
- When you see a doctor, ask as many questions as you can. Make sure the doctor you choose has done the procedure with satisfactory results.
- Instead, choose a doctor who is recommended by those closest to you. Make sure you also trust the person before choosing a procedure that is considered suitable for your skin condition.
Step 2. Prepare your skin for the treatment
Do not perform the treatments listed above if you have tanned skin or are experiencing irritation. Remember, laser therapy and IPL target the pigment in the capillaries and tanned areas. That's why, both of them will not be able to detect their target area if your skin color is already naturally tanned. To ensure that the body is completely free of pigment, always follow the instructions given by the doctor prior to treatment.
In general, you should avoid chemical peels, exfoliants that are too strong or abrasive to the skin, and products containing retin-A for the few days leading up to your treatment
Step 3. Understand the possible side effects
Both laser and IPL therapy can cause minor redness and swelling of the skin during the first few days. That's why it's best to schedule a treatment a few weeks before attending an important event so that by the time the day comes, your skin will be back to normal.
In some very rare cases, laser therapy and IPL can actually cause skin damage and hyperpigmentation. Generally, these side effects are more common in dark-skinned people. Therefore, make sure you discuss all possible side effects with your doctor before starting treatment
Step 4. Avoid direct sunlight after treatment
Since the body needs time to recover after treatment, try to stay out of the sun for a few days. In addition, also follow the recovery instructions given by the doctor so that the skin condition can recover in the right way.
Always keep sunscreen cream at home. Remember, you must apply sunscreen every day and avoid overexposure to the sun after treatment. Generally, you should only be exposed to the sun for about 10 minutes per day for the first two weeks
Step 5. Observe the condition of the skin to identify the presence or absence of other broken capillaries
Generally, three to five treatments are required to completely destroy the broken blood vessels on your face. If the blood supply to the previously uninterrupted capillaries is uninterrupted, or if your skin has a very high susceptibility to rupturing blood vessels, it is advisable to undergo laser therapy periodically while waiting for the facial condition to fully improve.
Method 2 of 3: Applying Natural Solutions
Step 1. Take vitamin C and lysine supplements
Although there are no studies that indicate that both can eliminate ruptured capillaries, some people claim to experience a decrease in the intensity of broken capillaries after taking daily supplements of vitamin C and lysine. If you are interested in trying it, don't forget to consult your doctor first, OK!
Consuming too much vitamin C is also not good. If you want to consume it, make sure your daily intake does not exceed the recommended dose
Step 2. Rub grapeseed oil on your face
Grapeseed oil is a home remedy that can help treat ruptured blood vessels. Although it can't completely get rid of broken capillaries, it can at least help soothe skin that's too thin and dry, and disguise the appearance of broken capillaries over time. However, always remember that this method is not recommended for owners of oily and acne-prone skin!
Step 3. Apply and/or consume vitamin E oil
Vitamin E oil is known to nourish the skin well. In particular, these substances can help restore the condition of the skin, reduce the risk of blood vessels bursting, and reduce the risk of other damage. As a result, by taking vitamin E supplements, it is likely that broken blood vessels will look more faint.
Step 4. Moisturize facial skin with aloe vera
Aloe vera is proven to be able to soothe sunburned skin, as well as relieve all forms of inflammation on the skin. To maximize its benefits, immediately apply aloe vera to the face after activities in the sun to restore moisture to the skin and avoid damage that may occur afterward.
Step 5. Apply a cream containing horse chestnut seed extract
These substances are believed to be able to improve your blood circulation and vascular health. As a result, applying it can help moisturize the skin and improve blood circulation, and reduce the number of broken blood vessels on the face. Although there is no conclusive research that proves the truth of these claims, many people claim to feel significant positive results after using them.
Method 3 of 3: Preventing Ruptured Capillaries
Step 1. Protect skin from sun damage
Skin that is light in color, has a thin texture, and is aging is more susceptible to sun damage. In addition, the capillaries in weak skin are also easier to dilate and become visible beneath the skin's surface. To prevent this from happening, always wear sunscreen before going outside! If the sun is very hot, also wear a hat and sunglasses for extra protection.
- Exposure to ultraviolet light can also cause problems when the weather is cloudy. Therefore, keep wearing sunscreen every day!
- Also avoid exposure to wind that is too strong. Wear a scarf around your face if you know that the wind intensity around you is very strong.
Step 2. Reduce alcohol consumption
Many people report that the habit of consuming alcohol can increase the risk of rupture of capillaries in the skin. In fact, alcohol can make the skin red and slightly swollen, and both factors can increase the intensity of the damage that may occur. Therefore, do not consume alcohol in excess, and immediately change the type of drink you feel if you experience negative side effects from certain drinks. In particular, red wine fermentation is claimed to be able to cause inflammation in the body.
If your capillaries are prone to bursting, consuming alcohol in moderation and intensity can be problematic
Step 3. Avoid extreme temperatures
Because the circulatory system is very responsive to changes in temperature, the narrowing and widening of the capillaries is highly dependent on the surrounding temperature. As a result, blood vessels can burst if exposed to temperatures that are too extreme. If your body must be exposed to temperatures that are too hot or cold, always protect the face area from direct exposure to extreme air.
- Keep the thermostat temperature in your home stable so that the air temperature doesn't increase or decrease drastically.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water instead of very hot or cold water.
Step 4. Quit smoking
Smoking can weaken blood vessels, which has been shown to increase the risk of ruptured capillaries. Therefore, try to always avoid using tobacco-based products from now on. If you currently smoke, try joining a support group or similar community to stop it.
Step 5. Eat a healthy, balanced diet
Make an effort to eat more vegetables and fruits, especially sources of vitamins C and K which have been shown to benefit your skin and blood circulation. Some of them are citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, and cucumbers.